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Cities Embrace Surveillance State
On Tuesday, Anaheim became the latest in a growing list of California cities to install police-monitored cameras in public places—in this case, three public parks. The impetus: Two years ago, a 9-year-old girl was tragically shot to death near Brookhurst Community Park after getting caught in the crossfire…
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Munch the evidence: 3 police officers resign after forcing motorist to eat marijuana
Three Phoenix police officers resigned, while a lieutenant was demoted after they forced a 19-year-old to eat marijuana at a predawn traffic stop. The cops were wearing body cameras that were turned off at the time. Read Full Article at
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2016 dubai design week offers a global stage for local designers
returning for a second year, the 2016 dubai design week seeks to further establish itself as a thriving global design center and promote UAE creative talent. The post 2016 dubai design week offers a global stage for local designers appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Study Finds Apple and Lettuce Can Remedy Garlic Breath
Garlic – consumers either love or hate the taste, but one thing is for certain, no one likes it when the scent of it sticks around on their breath. Now, garlic lovers may have a new solution to their halitosis problem. A study published in the September issue of the Journal of Food Science found that…
Friday Quiz: Capacitors and Decoupling, Part 2
This quiz will make you think even more about how and when to use decoupling capacitors in high-speed circuits.
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Laws Against “Price Gouging” Aren’t Helpful
A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssLaws Against “Price Gouging” Aren’t Helpful 0 Views 1 hour agoLast week on September 9th, a gas pipeline in Alabama began leaking, significantly shrinking the supply of gasoline in the Southeast, including the state of Georgia. This pipeline alone is estimated…
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Arsenic Pills and Lead Foundation: The History of Toxic Makeup
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How We’ll Tackle Diseases That Are Becoming Untreatable
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You’re 8 Tools Away from a Better Home-Cooked Steak
Cut the fat. These top-of-the-line cooking tools are the only thing you’ll ever need to cook excellent meat. …Read More »
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The Best Rain Jackets of 2016
Block the rain, wind, and anything else that Mother Nature tries to throw your way. …Read More »
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Deals of Note: September 23, 2016
How to save on a minimalist Braun watch, a GoPro Hero4 Black Edition and a Timbuk2 messenger bag. …Read More »
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Today in Gear: September 23, 2016
A reflective commuter backpack, an advanced vaporizer and a book narrated by an icon of American comedy. …Read More »
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Homey village in France provides healing space for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia
Recent studies have shown that the quality and atmosphere of buildings can help people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia recover faster and with greater efficiency. These therapeutic design features were incorporated into the innovative design of the new Alzheimer Village in France, conceived by…
Next Big Future
Wave Computing has 30X faster deep learning training and 10-100X better performance
Wave Computing was founded with the vision of delivering deep learning computers with game-changing computational performance and energy efficiency. Their objective is to enable businesses to analyze complex data in real-time with more accurate results through a fluid discovery and improvement in Deep…
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UK fighters scrambled to intercept Russian bombers
Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland to intercept two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack bombers, the British Ministry of Defense said on Thursday. Read Full Article at
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Portable kit could put vaccines in the frontline – just add water
Vaccines and treatments are constantly improving, but the logistics of getting them to the front lines of new outbreaks, often in remote locations, remains a challenge. Scientists have experimented with ways to produce drugs almost anywhere using nanoparticles and yeast, and now a team at Harvard’s…
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Bell leverages V-22 experience for new V-247 Vigilant unmanned tilt-rotor
At the National Press Club in Washington, DC, Bell helicopter has unveiled its new V-247 Vigilant tiltrotor drone for the US Marine Corps. Like the company’s V-22 Osprey, the Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) can lift off and hover like a helicopter, yet has the range and speed of a fixed-wing aircraft….
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Japan’s Abe meets Fidel Castro, seeks Cuba’s help in taming North Korea
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has called on Cuba, one of North Korea’s allies, to denounce the country’s troubling nuclear program and use leverage to stop it, as he met with the revolutionary leader Fidel Castro in Havana during his first-ever visit to the country. Read Full Article at
Next Big Future
China’s debt problem is currently estimated at $2 trillion
Bad debts in the Chinese banking system are ten times higher than officially admitted, and rescue costs could reach a third of GDP within two years if the authorities let the crisis fester, Fitch Ratings has warned.China debt and banking problem is described at the Telegraph UK from a Fitch Ratings reportThe…
Next Big Future
US Marines want laser armed version of VTOL Xplane
LightningStrike is the first aircraft in history designed to demonstrate the following:Distributed hybrid-electric propulsion ducted fansInnovative synchronous electric-drive systemBoth tilt wing and canard for vertical take-off and landingHigh efficiency in both hover and high-speed forward flightAurora…
Next Big Future
China Experimenting With Catapult Launched Carrier Aircraft
China has stepped up development of Catapult-Assisted Take-Off But Arrested Recovery (CATOBAR) operations for its carriers, with the appearance of a Shenyang J-15 Flying Shark carrier-borne fighter with CATOBAR apparatus and continued construction of supporting land-based infrastructure.In mid-September…
Guy’s plan to help homeless with McDonald’s Monopoly goes viral
If you’re keen visitor to McDonald’s, you’ll know about its recurring Monopoly promotion that runs in a number of countries across the globe. You’ll often score a free food voucher from the fast food chain if you’re lucky, but while you might be tempted to hoard them for future binges, perhaps donating…
Brain Pickings
We Are the American Heartbreak: Langston Hughes on Race in a Rare Recording
Reflection on “the rock on which Freedom stumped its toe.” The African American poet, essayist, playwright, novelist, and jazz poetry pioneer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902–May 22, 1967) was in a sense the William Blake of his generation — like Blake, he was endowed with a rare poetic genius that…
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Citizen Science Maker Summit 2016
The ASU Citizen Science Maker Summit 2016 is a two-day event, hosted by Arizona State University in partnership with SciStarter, designed to explore the crossroads of citizen science and the maker movement. The summit is scheduled for October 26 (evening), 27 & 28, 2016 in downtown Chandler, Arizona…
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New multiferroic materials from building blocks
Next Big Future
China claims to have successfully developed quantum radar and can easily detect stealth planes
The 14th Institute of China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) has successfully developed China’s first quantum radar system last month, Xinhua News Agency reported. The system, which is based on the technology of single photon detection, counts as yet another major milestone for China in…
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Working mothers most in need of social support are less likely to receive it
A new study links nonstandard work schedules to weaker private safety nets, particularly for African-Americans, the less educated and those who don’t work 9-to-5. However, there also is evidence that switching from a standard to a nonstandard schedule increases the safety net. These mixed results suggest…
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Drug may prevent, reduce progression of MS in mice
The experimental drug laquinimod may prevent the development or reduce the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice, according to new research.
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How can we make tomorrow’s doctors healthier now?
A randomized study aims to learn whether wearing activity trackers and incorporating physical activity education helps student-physicians improve their activity levels. Researchers say they’re motivated by studies suggesting that physical activity habits of medical students influence how they treat and…
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See it before it’s gone: The paradox of ‘last chance tourism’ on the Great Barrier Reef
Many of the tourists now flocking to see Australia’s Great Barrier Reef (GBR) are hoping to ‘see it before it’s gone’ in the latest example of what’s come to be known as ‘Last Chance Tourism (LCT)’.
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Robot doesn’t have to behave and look like a human
The R2-D2 robot from Star Wars doesn’t communicate in human language but is, nevertheless, capable of showing its intentions. For human-robot interaction, the robot does not have to be a true ‘humanoid,’ provided that its signals are designed in the right way, say researchers.
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Study challenges widely held view about children’s moral judgement
Children’s ability to make moral judgements has often been substantially underestimated, new research indicates. When making moral judgements, adults tend to focus on people’s intentions rather than on the outcomes of their actions: hurting someone intentionally is much worse than hurting them accidentally….
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Youthful DNA in old age
The DNA of young people is regulated to express the right genes at the right time. With the passing of years, the regulation of the DNA gradually gets disrupted, which is an important cause of aging. A study of over 3,000 people shows that this is not true for everyone: there are people whose DNA appears…
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New device detects hazardous substances in water
A device for the rapid analysis of liquids on the content of hazardous substances – such as heavy metals – has been developed by researchers, who have used a method based on polymer optodes, very small plastic matrices that can be made sensitive to specific substances by means of special reagents. The…
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New insights into potent cancer tumor suppressor gene
TP53 is one of the most potent genes in the human genome at preventing cancer and hence is termed a tumor suppressor gene, explain researchers. The TP53 gene has even greater anti-cancer activity than previously thought, a new study suggests.
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It’s not all about tigers and criminals: Illegal wildlife trade responses need nuance
Responses to illegal wildlife trade need to be more nuanced and not only focused on high-profile species if we are to truly tackle the problem, say researchers.
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Testing Ecopipam’s effectiveness in treating stuttering
Stuttering, an interruption in the flow of speech, affects about three million Americans. Currently, no Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drug treatments are available. In an attempt to find a new medicine, a research team will conduct a study to determine how effective ecopipam, an orally…
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New research delimits the possible causes of celiac disease
The amount of gluten could be a more important clue than breast-feeding or the timing of the introduction of gluten for continued research into the causes of celiac disease (gluten intolerance). This is one of the findings from several extensive studies of children with an increased genetic risk of celiac…
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Drug restores hair growth in patients with alopecia areata
Seventy-five percent of patients with an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss had significant hair regrowth after treatment with ruxolitinib, according to a study.
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Researcher finds gene that reduces female mosquitoes
Placing a particular Y chromosome gene on the autosomes of Anopheles stephensi mosquitoes — a species responsible for transmitting malaria — killed off 100 percent of all female embryos that inherited this gene, researchers report.
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Is it okay for a doctor to attend a patient’s funeral?
New research has shed light on how many doctors are attending the funerals of their patients and the reasons behind their choice. The researchers say more needs to be done within the medical profession to openly discuss the issue.
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Fear of stigma or sanction keeps many doctors from revealing mental health issues, study finds
Even as doctors across America encourage their patients to share concerns about depression, anxiety and other concerns, a new study suggests the doctors may be less likely to seek help for those same concerns about themselves.
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Cosmology safe as universe has no sense of direction
The universe is expanding uniformly. Space isn’t stretching in a preferred direction or spinning.
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Applying heat to stay on track
As the density of data stored on a hard drive gets close to multiple terabytes per square centimeter, the precision of the internal components is becoming increasingly significant. A clever electro-thermal actuator and lever system keeps hard drive recording heads on track, report scientists.
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Sharpshooting nanoparticles hit the target
Multi stimuli-responsive nanocapsules selectively deliver drugs to exactly where they are needed, say researchers. The researchers created the multifunctional nanocapsules by wrapping magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles inside a biocompatible polymer coat that could be tuned to respond to acidity or temperature….
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‘Sixth sense’ may be more than just a feeling
With the help of two young patients with a unique neurological disorder, scientists have discovered that a gene called PIEZO2 controls specific aspects of human touch and proprioception, a “sixth sense” describing awareness of one’s body in space. Mutations in the gene caused the two to have movement…
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Sweet news: Sucralose is not linked to cancer, study finds
In a society where obesity is increasingly recognized as a risk factor for disease, low- and no-calorie ingredients are logical choices for those wishing to manage their weight.  However, some people have concerns that sucralose, a no-calorie sweetener, may be linked to cancer.  A new article may finally…
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Food scientists using X-rays to figure out fats
Researchers studying the intimate structure of edible fats are getting help from the United States Department of Energy. The researchers hope to replace unhealthful trans and saturated fats with better non-saturated versions – all without compromising texture.
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Fish oil may help improve mood in veterans
Low concentration of fish oil in the blood and lack of physical activity may contribute to the high levels of depressed mood among soldiers returning from combat, according to researchers.
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Culex mosquitoes do not transmit Zika virus, study finds
Important results in the fight against Zika virus has been identified by researchers: Culex mosquitoes do not appear to transmit Zika virus.
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Researchers take a new step towards non-antibiotic bladder infection therapies
Cystitis is a common infection, particularly in women. Although usually treatable with antibiotics, patients can be plagued with recurrent and chronic infections. When ascending to the kidneys, bladder infections can turn into a life threatening complications, a particular concern in case of multidrug-resistant…
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Cesarean section carries increased risk for postpartum venous thromboembolism (VTE)
Women are four times more likely to suffer a VTE after a cesarean-section compared to a vaginal birth, according to a new study. Roughly one-third of all births in Europe and North America now occur via cesarean section.
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New ALS discovery: Scientists reverse protein clumping involved in neurodegenerative conditions
Stabilizing a protein called SOD1 can help reverse protein clumping in the types of neurons affected by the fatal neurodegenerative condition Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, report researchers.
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Researchers identify protein critical in causing chronic UTIs
Researchers have identified a way to prevent chronic urinary tract infections (UTIs). Vaccinating mice against a key protein that bacteria use to latch onto the bladder and cause UTIs reduces severe disease, according to researchers.
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X-ray laser glimpses how electrons dance with atomic nuclei in materials
The coupling between electrons and phonons determines how efficiently solar cells convert sunlight into electricity. It also plays key roles in superconductors that transfer electricity without losses, topological insulators that conduct electricity only on their surfaces, materials that drastically…
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ALMA Explores the Hubble Ultra Deep Field: Deepest ever millimeter observations of early Universe
International teams of astronomers have used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to explore the distant corner of the Universe first revealed in the iconic images of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (HUDF). These new ALMA observations are significantly deeper and sharper than previous…
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Different tree species use the same genes to adapt to climate change, researchers find
Both pine and spruce use the same suite of 47 genes to adapt to geographic variation in temperature, and to appropriately time acquisition of cold hardiness — a trait that allows plants to tolerate the adverse conditions of winter — large-scale analysis has revealed.
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One single biopsy not sufficient to guide treatment decisions in prostate cancer, say researchers
While the majority of prostate cancers are slow growing and not fatal, some are aggressive and lethal. Genomic fingerprinting can help predict a tumor’s aggressiveness and tailor treatment plans, report researchers.
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Researchers update understanding of damaging liver disease
A new article updates the medical community on a potentially devastating liver disease that afflicts approximately 29,000 Americans. Primary sclerosing cholangitis, or PSC, is a condition that damages the ducts that carry digestive bile from the liver to the small intestine. Many individuals affected…
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Fracking causes earthquakes, but new research finds way to make it safer
Injecting wastewater deep underground as a byproduct of oil and gas extraction techniques that include fracking causes human-made earthquakes, new research has found. The study, which also showed that the risk can be mitigated, has the potential to transform oil and gas industry practices.
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Unique feeding habits of whales revealed
Whales are the biggest animals to ever have existed on Earth, and yet some subsist on creatures the size of a paper clip. It’s a relatively common factoid, but, in truth, how they do this is only just being uncovered, thanks to new technologies.
Google honors El Santo, Mexico’s masked pro wrestling hero – CNET
In addition to helping popularize professional wrestling in Mexico, he was a folk icon and actor in superhero movies.
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Someone is learning how to take down the Internet
Submarine cables map (credit: Teleography) “Over the past year or two, someone has been probing the defenses of the companies that run critical pieces of the Internet,” according to a blog post by security expert Bruce Schneier. “These probes take the form of precisely calibrated attacks designed to…
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‘You never know when the firing will start’
The BBC spoke to Abida about life in the shadow of violence in the disputed region of Kashmir.
BBC News – World
US congressman: Protesters ‘hate white people’
North Carolina Republican Congressman Robert Pittenger says the US welfare system is to blame for protests over police brutality.
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Australians to transfer money using only mobile number or email in 2017: RBA
Instant funds transfer between competing banks will be a reality for Australians next year, the Reserve Bank has said.
The Futurist
The Federal Reserve Continues to Ignore Technological Deflation
The recent FOMC meetings continue to feature a range of debate only around the rate at which the Fed Funds rate can be increased up to about 4% (which has not coincided with a robust economy since the late 1990s).  They actually describe this as a ‘normal’ rate, and the process of raising the rate as…
Senate Panel Authorizes Money For Mission To Mars
An anonymous reader quotes a report from USA Today: With a new president on the horizon, a key Senate committee moved Wednesday to protect long-standing priorities of the nation’s space program from the potential upheaval of an incoming administration. Members of the Commerce, Science and Transportation…
The architect’s office heri&salli from Vienna designed on behalf of the facade design company “FOBface of buildings” a new office building made of wood in Burgenland, Austria. Though normally a place dedicated to “work,” the concept of quality of life and leisure culture took an integral…
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#TakeCTRL: US cities, activists rise against police surveillance
Eleven cities across the US have partnered with 13 organizations to push for community control over police surveillance, seeking to restrict or ban the use of snooping technology. The initiative was endorsed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Read Full Article at
Digital Trends
Robots will soon be delivering groceries in Washington, DC
Order a grocery delivery in the Washington D.C. area in the coming months and you could find yourself opening the door to a self-driving robot. The company behind the wheel-based autonomous bot is about to start testing grocery and restaurant takeout deliveries in the East Coast city after it became…
RT – Daily news
We can’t let ISIS & Al-Nusra exploit lack of ceasefire in Syria – Lavrov after Syria meeting
The armed opposition must reciprocate with Syrian government peace efforts and not let terrorists benefit from the stalled ceasefire, says Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. His US counterpart claims Russia has not yet produced a “constructive” offer. Read Full Article at
Podo’s $50 Bluetooth camera makes smartphone photography fun again
 After a smash-hit success crowdfunding campaign last year, Podo is back to do it all over again with the sequel to its Cruel Intentions-inspired camera. Turning any surface into an impromptu tripod with its sticky-backed superpowers, the $49 Podo already zoomed past its $50,000 crowdfunding goal on… – latest science and technology news stories
Grab expands self-driving car trial in Singapore
Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing firm Grab on Friday teamed up with a US-based software developer to run a limited public trial of a self-driving car service in Singapore. – latest science and technology news stories
No longer invite-only, ‘robo-cars’ offered to Singaporeans
Autonomous vehicle software startup nuTonomy has made rides on its self-driving taxis available to the general public in Singapore for free, expanding a first-in-the world run that was initially invitation-only. – latest science and technology news stories
Foreign hacker who aided Islamic State to be sentenced in US
A computer hacker who helped the Islamic State by providing names of more than 1,000 U.S. government and military workers as potential targets could be sentenced to 25 years in prison.
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Is South Africa’s ANC tearing itself apart?
Factions within South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) are battling over how best to improve the party’s electoral fortunes after a poor showing in August’s local elections.
Digital Trends
LinkedIn undergoes major redesign in bid to become your new favorite social network
LinkedIn today unveiled a complete overhaul of its flagship social network in an effort to boost engagement. The changes — which include the biggest redesign of its desktop site since LinkedIn’s inception, expansion of its messaging service, and the introduction of a trending news feed — arrive just…
RT – Daily news
Journalism based on gossip is akin to terrorism – Pope Francis
Speaking with Italian reporters, Pope Francis warned they should be careful as one can kill a person with their tongue. This is even more so for journalists, so their work should be very professional and never based on “rumors.” Read Full Article at
RT – Daily news
Not so fast, Boris! Theresa May says Brexit timetable is her choice, not Foreign Sec’s
Prime Minister Theresa May has very publicly contradicted her Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s statement that the process of Brexit could start as soon as early 2017, insisting the decision to leave the EU is solely her own. Read Full Article at
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textures taken from nature with uniqcube light cube collection by atis sedlenieks
the ambient light collection captures the patterns taken from our natural environment; the night sky, snowflakes and the earth. The post textures taken from nature with uniqcube light cube collection by atis sedlenieks appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Black Diamond Telekneesis Kneepad
Before retirement, my job frequently required me kneel and crawl, often on pavement or gravel. Being taller than average, I was also prone to banging my knees on my desk. The Black Diamond Telekneesis kneepads put an end to these distractions. Telekneesis kneepads are a hard shell design thin enough…
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Scientists demand halt to damming of Europe’s last wild river
More than 200 researchers from 33 countries are urging the Albanian government to save the Vjosë, the continent’s last surviving unexplored waterway
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Deep-sea microbes, simple medical diagnostic tools and complex computing win 2016 MacArthur ‘genius grants’
Eight scientists are among the 23 winners.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20662
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LinkedIn’s e-learning site will help you do your job better, and pep up your CV
Big things are happening at LinkedIn, with the business-oriented social network unleashing a new site which aims to be a fully stocked education and training hub.LinkedIn Learning is an online education portal which wants to help users (and their bosses) identify the skills they need to master, and then…
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Heat will help us build the ultra-dense hard drives of the future
The amount of data storage it’s possible to cram onto the same area of magnetic hard drive platter rises every year – we’re fast approaching multiple terabytes per square centimetre. As it does, a problem arises. Hard drives are a bit like vinyl records, y’see. Data is stored in the magnetic equivalent…
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Congo’s Female Tech Activists Risk Violence, Jail, and Rape to Speak Out
For Christiane Binja, technology is an important tool for female empowerment. Image: Kait BolongaroIn the dusty yard of a youth centre, Christiane Binja posed for a portrait in front of a colourful mural.“Take my picture with this strong African woman,” said the lawyer and women’s rights activist, smiling…
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Myanmar ‘child slavery’ outrage sparks investigation
The president of Myanmar orders an investigation into the case of two girls who say they were kept prisoners and tortured for five years in a tailor shop.
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Erdogan doesn’t care if Turkey gets junk credit rating
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he is not concerned if American rating agencies like Fitch, S&P or Moody’s downgrade his country to junk status. Erdogan told Bloomberg that Turkey’s economy is strong and the ratings are biased. Read Full Article at
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US soldiers want fewer ‘nation building’ interventions, more attention at home – poll
After 15 years of wars, a majority of US service members are deeply skeptical about America’s foreign interventions. The US should focus on homeland defense and jobs instead of invading and “stabilizing” countries like Afghanistan or Iraq, a new poll shows. Read Full Article at
RT – Daily news
German businesses consider investment in Crimea
Businessmen from Germany are ready to propose projects worth €250 million for Russia’s Crimea and Sevastopol, according to Bernhard Miller, a member of the visiting German delegation to the peninsula. Read Full Article at
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TV makers are the new VW cheats, says environmental group
Samsung, LG, and Vizio are misleading customers about their TV energy usage, according to a new report from an environmental group. The three companies designed their screens to take advantage of the methods used in government testing, the Natural Resources Defense Council claims, enabling them to perform…
Is this the creepiest use of facial recognition tech yet?
 Welcome to the future, where you can face search for a live sex webcam performer and be served real-life humans to your telescreen who vaguely resemble the object of your desire within, well, hours depending on how busy the site’s servers are. Read More – latest science and technology news stories
Chemists find key to manufacturing more efficient solar cells
In a discovery that could have profound implications for future energy policy, Columbia scientists have demonstrated it is possible to manufacture solar cells that are far more efficient than existing silicon energy cells by using a new kind of material, a development that could help reduce fossil fuel…
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Buy: Stegosaurus Stuffed Toy
Designed by Sabina Gibson, this peach-colored Stegosaurus is much smaller, cuter and cuddlier than the real thing. Made for kids aged three and up, the jurassic creature has a wool felt body and polyester filling—so s/he is snuggly. Available on its…… Continue… – Nanotechnology News Feed
Sandia Nanophotonics Researcher Awarded 2016 Outstanding Young Professional Award by IEEE-HKN
Sandia National Laboratories researcher Salvatore Campione has been awarded the 2016 Outstanding Young Professional Award by IEEE honor society Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN). A researcher of…
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Moscow fire: Warehouse blaze kills eight firefighters
The bodies of eight firefighters killed in a huge Moscow warehouse blaze are discovered, after they had led more than 100 workers to safety.
5 high-tech gadgets to upgrade your next cookout
Take your outdoor events to the next level with the Coolest Cooler, JBL Xtreme Bluetooth speaker, GoSun Sport Solar Stove, Goal Zero Nomad 20 solar panel, and Thermacell Trailblazer mosquito-repelling lantern.
New Relic aims to be your dashboard of the future
In Lew Cirne’s view, all companies are now software companies and understanding how your software is treating your customers is key to business success. Cirne is the founder and CEO of New Relic, a cloud-based provider of application management tools. In this CEO Interview Series conversation with…
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Tense Gabon awaits court verdict on disputed presidential vote
Gabon’s constitutional court is due to rule as early as Friday on who will be the country’s next president, ending weeks of uncertainty after disputed polls sparked a political crisis and violent protests.
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‘Holocaust was a good time!’ Racist, anti-Semitic slogans scrawled on Exeter students’ T-shirts
Exeter University is investigating after some of its students were seen donning T-shirts with racist and anti-Semitic slogans, including ‘Don’t speak to me if you’re not white’, at a sports club social event. Read Full Article at
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BBC holographic TV experiment could put Mary Berry in your living room
No stranger to experimenting with technological innovations, the BBC has been exploring how future technologies could change how we watch TV by creating an experimental holographic TV.In a post on the BBC’s blog, Cyrus Saihan, Head of Digital Partnerships at the broadcaster, explained that the experiment…
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Analysis: Machine learning: Why Evernote has moved to Google’s cloud
Introduction and connecting ideasOn the surface it looks like a simple public cloud infrastructure deal. But stand back from productivity app Evernote’s recently announced migration of its entire infrastructure onto Google’s Cloud Platform and there’s a much bigger story to tell. This one’s about the…
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Microsoft admits Surface Pro 3 battery flaw, says firmware update isn’t to blame
Remember the latest Surface Pro 3 battery problem? Not the earlier long-standing issue which affected Simplo batteries, but a fresh bugbear that has hit LGC batteries and causes the hybrid to fail to charge? Well, Microsoft has officially acknowledged this second flaw.We reported on this earlier in the…
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The best add-ons for the Kodi media player and how to install them
TV and Movie add-ons for the Kodi media playerKodi, the media player formerly known as XBMC, has a lot of hidden talents. But on its surface Kodi is already a fantastic media player that has become almost the default software for many home theatre PCs. It’s also the go-to player on a variety of Android-based…
Designers still at risk under new UK copyright law, warns intellectual property lawyer
Recent changes to UK copyright law might not give furniture designers the protections they expect, according to intellectual property lawyer Margaret Briffa. (more…)
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Bird flu poses threat to penguins – scientists
Flu carried by migratory birds poses a risk to penguins living in Antarctica, scientists warn.
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Playlists ‘more popular than albums’
Playlists have surpassed albums as a listening format for music fans, according to a music industry study.
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China spends more in the world than the world spends in China
For the first time, Chinese companies invest more abroad than foreign companies invest in China, data for 2015 shows.
RT – Daily news
Europe & Russia will eventually have common economic space – envoy
The Russian envoy to the European Union has said he believes that the current sanctions employed by both sides would give way to long-term cooperation within a common economic space. Read Full Article at
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Russian Central Bank criticizes monetary policy of others
The governor of the Central Bank of Russia has criticized the easy money policies of other central banks. Elvira Nabiullina told CNBC that quantitative easing programs have not translated into investment in the real economy. Read Full Article at
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Jordan polls: Muslim Brotherhood and women make gains
Islamists win seats in Jordan’s parliament after years of boycott, in polls which also elected record numbers of female MPs.
Acer Liquid Jade Primo review: Acer bets big on a Windows phone as your next PC
Acer’s first Windows 10 Mobile phone, the Liquid Jade Primo, doesn’t just double down on Microsoft’s belief that your phone can replace your PC: It’s thrown down its cards, spit on the floor, and dared you to do better.Inside the box is the phone, a case, a display dock, a mouse and a keyboard. All you…
What to do when you hate Windows 10
I usually start this column with “so and so needed something done to their PC,” but if I were to include the names of all the people who have written me about how unhappy they are with their Windows 10 “upgrade” the file would be so large the server that hosts this page would need a new hard drive….
Samsung says half of recalled Galaxy Note 7 devices have been exchanged
Samsung has issued a statement noting that about half of all the recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that were sold in the US have now been exchanged. The exchanges have all taken place under the Samsung voluntary recall that has been underway for several weeks now after more than 70 cases of the original… Full Feed
Medical Marijuana Seems to Reduce Deaths From Pharmaceuticals
While sounding the alarm about an “opioid epidemic” that included a record number of painkiller-related deaths in 2014, the federal government insists marijuana has “no currently accepted medical use.” As I explain in my latest Forbes column, that dogmatism may be deadly: Insys Therapeutics, the…
How-To Geek
How to Earn Earn Amazon Gift Cards by Using Bing and Edge, Thanks to Microsoft Rewards
Microsoft desperately wants you to use its Edge web browser and Bing search engine. In fact, Microsoft will literally pay you to use it. Microsoft pays in Amazon gift certificates, which are as good as cash if you’re a frequent Amazon shopper.Click Here to Continue Reading
Review: Das Keyboard Prime 13
Typing on a mechanical keyboard is like driving a car with a manual transmission. The post Review: Das Keyboard Prime 13 appeared first on WIRED.
The Next Web
Twitter adds a button to help you train its algorithm
Twitter has just started rolling out a neat server-side update for its iOS client. The upgrade brings a brand new feedback tool to the application called “I don’t like this Tweet”, which is believed to have been developed to improve the quality of tweets served to users in their timeline. In order for…
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Google Safe Browsing beats rivals but still only flags up 10 percent of hacked sites
An analysis of hijacked websites suggests Google’s Safe Browsing technology is only warning users about a small proportion of them.
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Cop who killed Terence Crutcher surrenders to authorities, released on $50,000 bond
Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby, who was charged with first-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of Terence Crutcher, has been released on a $50,000 bond. Read Full Article at
Going Walkabout: 7 Undulating Pedestrian Bridges
The pedestrian bridge can be an architectural showpiece for a firm. It can be the simplest structure, transporting pedestrians easily over roads, waterways or hilly terrain, or the architect can use a bridge project as an opportunity to express their personal artistic style. While a pedestrian…
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French far-right leader Marine Le Pen would make second round of presidential vote, poll finds
Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s far-right National Front (FN) party, is almost certain to advance to the second round of the country’s 2017 presidential election, according to a new poll published on Thursday.
Bless This Stuff
Once again we are here to help you find the best products on Amazon. This week we have found some more cool, beautiful and functional products buried deep in Amazon?s massive catalog. We showcase a list of products that caught our attention, either for their great discount price, for their great customer…
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Subscribe and drive service promises car ownership alternative
Ride-sharing and carpooling services already offer ways to get around town without having to own a car. Dutch startup Amber also believes that car ownership is expensive and inefficient, and is launching a no-hassle on-demand car-sharing service that will feature its own electric car, the Amber…
RT – Daily news
India signs $8.8bn deal to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France
India has signed one of its biggest defense deals in decades, committing to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from French aviation company Dassault. The agreement will set Delhi back $8.8 billion. Read Full Article at – latest science and technology news stories
Melatonin, biological clock keep singing fish on time
In the 1980s, people living on houseboats in the San Francisco Bay were puzzled by a droning hum of unknown origin that started abruptly in the late evening and stopped suddenly in the morning. – latest science and technology news stories
Floods severely affect children and young people—it’s time to stop ignoring their experience
Research with flood-affected children reveals serious impacts on well-being but also a desire to take on a role in flood risk management. – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists demonstrating future potential of new insect control traits in agriculture
DuPont Pioneer researchers have discovered a protein from a non-Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) bacterium source that exhibits promise as an alternative means for controlling corn rootworm in North America and Europe. Science published the finding this week. – latest science and technology news stories
Seismic ‘CT scans’ reveal deep earth dynamics
A new look 100 miles beneath a massive tectonic plate as it dives under North America has helped clarify the subduction process that generates earthquakes, volcanoes and the rise of the Cascade Range in the Pacific Northwest. – latest science and technology news stories
Landmark map reveals the genetic wiring of cellular life
Researchers at the University of Toronto’s Donnelly Centre have created the first map that shows the global genetic interaction network of a cell. It begins to explain how thousands of genes coordinate with one another to orchestrate cellular life. – latest science and technology news stories
Fate of turtles and tortoises affected more by habitat than temperature
Habitat degradation poses a greater risk to the survival of turtles and tortoises than rising global temperatures, according to new research. – latest science and technology news stories
To produce biopharmaceuticals on demand, just add water
Researchers at MIT and other institutions have created tiny freeze-dried pellets that include all of the molecular machinery needed to translate DNA into proteins, which could form the basis for on-demand production of drugs and vaccines. – latest science and technology news stories
Research may help to discover the true colour of extinct animals
An international team of scientists led by The University of Manchester has used state-of-the-art X-ray methods to analyse the chemistry of feathers of birds, in order to discover the true colours of extinct ancient animals such as dinosaurs. – latest science and technology news stories
A compound that stops cells from making protein factories could lead to new antifungal drugs
Tiny, abundant biological factories, known as ribosomes, produce the cell’s most fundamental building material: protein. If ribosomes don’t work, cells can’t divide—and this can be an advantage for scientists seeking to develop drugs that target invading organisms, such as pathogenic fungi. – latest science and technology news stories
New book examines the conservationist thrall and narratives of extinction
It all began with the adoption of a Jardine’s parrot in the mid-1990s. – latest science and technology news stories
Researcher helping to tackle the world’s water challenges
A researcher from the University of Manchester has developed a free tool to help scientists and policymakers to manage agricultural water use and improve crop water productivity in regions where supply is scarce.
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The Fat Advantage
Obese people have a higher incidence of kidney cancer, but are also more likely to survive it  — Read more on
Popular Mechanics
A visual illustration of gravitational waves
Last year the first direct detection of gravitational waves was recorded. YouTuber Steve Mould endeavours to explain the waves are created. The post A visual illustration of gravitational waves appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
Five to Try: Google doubles up with Allo and Trips, and Paper Planes takes flight
Finish off the week with these fresh Android apps and games.
designboom | architecture & design magazine
smart electric drive cabriolet: emission-free power introduced to the range
this is the fourth-generation electric smart, which is now available in all three bodystyles – including the attractive ‘cabriolet’ and, for the first time, the smart ‘forfour’. The post smart electric drive cabriolet: emission-free power introduced to the range appeared first on designboom | architecture…
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You Can Scan Your Face Into ‘NBA 2K17’ With Your Phone
The author’s character in the game. Image: Kevin Wong / ScreenshotNBA 2K17 is the latest version of 2K Games’ sports simulator, and it comes with an innovation that is sure to make many players very happy. For the first time in franchise history, players can scan their heads directly into the game via…
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Apple’s Rules for Virtual Currencies Are Interminably Vague
Apple’s developer guidelines are keeping some virtual currencies from its App Store, it won’t say which guidelines, or why they affect some currencies and not others.One company is slowly finding out where Apple draws the line with regards to bitcoin alternatives in the course of a forehead-slapping…
Ask the iTunes Guy: More of your questions about iOS 10’s Music app
I usually receive about a dozen iTunes Guy questions a week, but following the release of iOS 10, my mailbox has been overflowing. More than 100 people wrote in with questions about the new Music app in iOS 10. I covered a number of issues with this app in last week’s column, but we’re running a special…
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Researchers record fish “singing” choruses at the break of dawn in Australia
Related: 400-year-old Arctic shark is the oldest living vertebrate animal in the world Via New Scientist Images via gjhamley on Flickr and Wikimedia Commons
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Swap-in wheel converts any bike into an electric within 60 seconds
  Interested in trying an electric bike, but too attached to your traditional frame to part with it? Now there’s a solution for you – the GeoOrbital bike wheel. It’s a battery-powered tire that can replace a regular wheel on your bicycle, making your bike electric in just 60 seconds. The wheel… Physics News
Researchers figure out how to improve centrifuge efficiency
MEPhI researchers have created the world’s first formula to describe the separative power of a concurrent centrifuge for binary mixture, which will improve the devices’ efficiency. Physics News
New superconductive material for long-distance energy transmission
The energy landscape in Europe is changing rapidly and the percentage of renewables is steadily increasing. For example, in Germany, solar and wind power provided an average of 33% of the total electricity production in 2015. And the phase-out of nuclear power, as part of the country’s energy transition…
Indian court orders WhatsApp to not share user data with Facebook collected before Sept. 25
WhatsApp’s move to share some of users’ information with Facebook isn’t sitting well with India. The country’s Delhi High Court today directed WhatsApp to make two critical alterations to its forthcoming policy changes for Indian customers. SEE ALSO: WhatsApp announces plans to share user data with…
New Scientist – Online news
Could sex hormones help addicted women stop taking opioids?
Women get addicted to some drugs more quickly than men, and may get stronger cravings. The sex hormone cycle seems to be involved, which could lead to treatments
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DIY hack turns an old NES cartridge into any retro console you want
Looking for a simple but rewarding project to sink your teeth into? You might want to take a look at this hack that will allow you to turn an old NES cartridge into a powerful retro gaming emulator.In a recent video, Howchoo contributor Zach shows his viewers how to get over 2000 games into the old Nintendo…
RT – Daily news
Child refugees in Calais ‘Jungle’ are ‘giving up’ on reaching Britain
Dozens of unaccompanied refugee children stranded in the French port town of Calais are giving up on ever reaching Britain, despite severe shortages of shelter and aid in the makeshift camp. Read Full Article at
RT – Daily news
Religious conflict on the rise in French workplace, study finds
The presence of religion in workplaces is rising in France, with 65 percent of employees saying they’ve noticed it, according to new research. Read Full Article at
Popular Science
China is Trying Out A New Assault Rifle
From Our Blogs: Eastern Arsenal Back to Basics The PLA is looking for a replacement to its QBZ-95, with plenty of room for smart and lethal accessories on the 21st century battlefield.
designboom | architecture & design magazine
sou fujimoto erects climbable scaffold pavilion for the shanghai project
located next to the shanghai himalayas art museum, the structure serves as a platform to think, discuss, relate and act on the sustainability of the future. The post sou fujimoto erects climbable scaffold pavilion for the shanghai project appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Bubble-like event space by DOSIS to be inflated in east London park
A giant inflatable environment by Spanish architects DOSIS is to be blown up in an east London park to host a day of piñata making and film screenings (+ slideshow). (more…) – latest science and technology news stories
Student debt and economic hardship
Students who come out of college with debt—especially larger amounts—are more likely to face hardship and financial difficulty during their lives, finds a new study from Washington University in St. Louis. – latest science and technology news stories
Atmospheric variability and surface temperatures
This paper investigates the impact that the four principal patterns of Southern Hemisphere (SH) atmospheric circulation variability have on Antarctic surface air temperature (SAT): 1) the southern baroclinic annular mode (BAM), associated with variations in extratropical storm amplitude; 2) the Southern…
The Eccentric Autocrat Who Spent Billions Inventing a City
What do you get when you mix an autocratic leader, futuristic architecture and an endlessly blue sky? Kazakhstan. The post The Eccentric Autocrat Who Spent Billions Inventing a City appeared first on WIRED.
Evo Is a Little Robot With a Big Mission: Get Girls to Code
Nader Hamda is selling a $99 robot he hopes his daughters will love. The post Evo Is a Little Robot With a Big Mission: Get Girls to Code appeared first on WIRED.
Google’s Internet-Beaming Balloon Gets a New Pilot: AI
Thanks to machine learning, the X lab’s Internet balloons can more skillfully navigate the stratosphere. The post Google’s Internet-Beaming Balloon Gets a New Pilot: AI appeared first on WIRED.
The Rogue Doctors Spreading Right-Wing Rumors About Hillary’s Health
And why they will not quit. The post The Rogue Doctors Spreading Right-Wing Rumors About Hillary’s Health appeared first on WIRED.
Sanbot Wants To Help Secure Your Home, Educate Your Children
Guess what time it is? Time for yet another personal robot! This time the robot buddy that hopes to make it into your home is called Sanbot, … Read More
LG’s 38UC99 Is A 38-Inch Curved Behemoth
Brace yourself, because the world’s largest ultra-wide monitor is set to launch this month. This new 38-inch curved monster is actually one of three ultra-wide 21:9 monitors … Read More
Turn Your Radiator Into A Smart Radiator With Netatmo Valve
Summer has come and gone, giving way to cooler weather. In preparation for the winter, you really should give your radiator an upgrade and boost its IQ … Read More
Uiee Is The World’s Most Advanced Smartphone Charger
Apple’s iPhone 7 may be coming to market later on this month, but one thing the Cupertino-based company hasn’t done is increase its phone battery life substantially. … Read More
Turing Monolith Chaconne’s Specs Blows The iPhone 7 Away
While it’s understandable that everyone and their brother is talking about the iPhone 7 recently, the fact of the matter is that there are phones that are … Read More
Young activists in Asia campaign against palm oil and plastic bags
As the planet gets warmer and global emissions continue to soar, young activists are rising up to take a personal stand against humans’ more nefarious impacts on the climate. In Southeast Asia, the smog from forest burning is a perennial problem that continues to occur as farmers continue to illegally…
Japanese LED basketball court steals the show at B league season opener
In the US, a basketball court is always made of wooden planks that are painted with the correct lines and markings and then waxed to a high sheen. In Japan, they do things very different for at least one of the courts where the B league will play games. Unlike practice courts made from LED screens that…
Speedify 4.0 Uses Wi-Fi and Mobile Data At the Same Time for Better Speed and Reliability
iOS/Android: Speedify is a handy way to combine multiple internet connections into one mega pipe. Now, it’s even better. In 4.0, you can send redundant data over multiple connections, and get started without an account.…The new Redundant Mode adds extra reliability…
RT – Daily news
Bank of England concerned over rapidly growing Chinese debt bubble
Britain’s central bank has warned that growing Chinese debt is a threat to global financial stability. Chinese firms are borrowing faster than the GDP is growing, according to the bank. Read Full Article at
Dornbracht creates wave-like water installation for designjunction
Dezeen promotion: Dornbracht has created an installation for this year’s London Design Festival featuring four water fountains that move in a wave-like motion (+ slideshow). (more…) – latest science and technology news stories
Cancer stem cells—new method analyzes 10,000 cells at once
A new device for studying tumor cells can trap 10,000 individual cells in a single chip. – latest science and technology news stories
Self-assembled nanostructures hit their target
A tiny therapeutic delivery system that can control the body’s ability to manufacture proteins has been developed by Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) researchers. – latest science and technology news stories
Biodiversity on the move
Just like Nemo, Australia’s blue water Research Vessel Investigator has spent three days drifting in the East Australian Current (EAC). Researchers on board have been investigating microscopic marine life that forms the base of the marine food web. – latest science and technology news stories
SwissCube—seven years in space and still active
The little Swiss satellite was launched on 23 September 2009 and continues to send back regular reports. That ranks it among the oldest nanosatellites that are still active. Enthusiasts will be able to follow the satellite using a soon-to-be released mobile app. – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers prove fast microbial evolutionary bursts exist
There are more than a dozen species of finch that evolved on the Galapagos Islands, each identified by beak shape and size. Some have strong beaks to crack nuts while others have long, fine beaks to grasp larvae with surgical precision. All of the finches evolved from a common ancestor in a very short… – latest science and technology news stories
Highlights from a decade of JAXA and NASA’s Hinode Solar Observatory
Since its launch on Sept. 22, 2006, Hinode, a joint mission of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and NASA, has been watching the sun nearly non-stop, providing valuable insight into our star – and others throughout the universe. – latest science and technology news stories
Is there a right way to quit your job? Research finds some ways are better than others
Most everybody has been there: you’ve decided to quit your job and now you have to inform your employer that you’re leaving. So what is the best way to resign? – latest science and technology news stories
Insights into biogeochemical cycles based on glacial meltwater chemistry – new data from SW Svalbard
Ph.D. student Lukasz Stachnik received funding from the Arctic Field Grant (AFG) in 2012 and 2013. He has, together with colleagues from HiSF and University of Silesia, published an article in the Journal of Hydrology that deals with chemical processes of Werenskioldbreen (SW Svalbard) during ablation… – latest science and technology news stories
Team discovers way to make alane a better hydrogen fuel option for vehicles
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, in collaboration with several partners, have discovered a less-expensive, more energy-efficient way to produce alane – aluminum trihydride – a hydrogen source widely considered to be a technological dead-end for use in automotive vehicles.
RT – Daily news
Russian troops arrive in Pakistan for 1st-ever joint drill
Russian troops have arrived in Pakistan on Friday to take part in two-week military exercise, a first in the two countries’ modern history. Moscow and Islamabad were on opposite sides during the Cold War. Read Full Article at
How-To Geek
Public Transit Doesn’t Have to Be Confusing: Just Use These Apps
Public transit is intimidating. Working out the schedules, stops, and the rest can feel like a big job, especially if you’re new to a city or just visiting for a week. But catching a ride doesn’t have to be complicated. With the right apps, you can look up directions, work out connections, and know when…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
New Dutch housing model lets students stay at a senior living home for free
Alcove Sofa Family
The “room within a room” is a concept Vitra has been working on for some time now with designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. The idea of mobile, micro-architectural elements has initiated a number of different designs, the most remarkable of which is the Alcove Sofa. It was designed for the open-plan…
RideGuru includes driver payouts in its price comparison service for ride hailing apps
 When you hail a cab via an on-demand app there’s more to consider than how much it’s going to cost you. How much the driver is getting paid is something you might want to think about, given how contentious the issue of pricing can be in the gig economy space where platforms do all they can to avoid…
How to resurrect a Fusion Drive from a destroyed Mac
Christoper Bender wrote in with a problem related to his Fusion Drive that seems ironic given his last name: A very long story short, but I’ve an iMac that suffered catastrophic damage in shipment. I’ve extracted the 1TB hard drive and the 128GB SSD from the carcass of the machine, but the rest…
The Manual
R22-RIGGING Is Changing The Way We See Belts
The belt could serve any number of practical capacities: as a dog leash, a rig for a heavy bag, or even a seal for a broken rucksack. The post R22-RIGGING Is Changing The Way We See Belts appeared first on The Manual.
The Next Web
Apple FCC filing suggests new Apple TV may be coming soon
Earlier this week, an unknown Apple-branded device passed through the United States of America’s official certification authority, the FCC. Unfortunately, there was no information provided in the documentation to suggest what the product is. All we know for certain is that it carries the model number…
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Most read reviews this week: The Best iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Cases So Far, The Best Wi-Fi Router (for Most People), and The Best Wireless Exercise Headphones. [See all 10 most popular reviews this week.]
Japanese regulators considering antitrust action against Apple over older iPhone sales
Reuters reports that Japanese regulators are considering taking action against Apple for possible antitrust violations. Three Japanese carriers are the main focus of the investigation, but it appears that Apple may also be implicated. Japan’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) said that NTT Docomo, KDDI…
Palettab Shows You New Font and Color Pairings Every Time You Open a New Tab
Chrome: One of the best things you can do as a designer is get input from other sources to inspire you. Palettab helps by showing you a new color and font pairing every time you open a new tab in Chrome.The Chrome extension replaces your new tab page with a randomized palette of colors from Colour Lovers….
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Best laptops for image editing 2016
Apple, Microsoft and AsusA decent computer is is a must for editing high resolution raw files and getting stuck in with advanced effects. Today’s enthusiast laptops can rival traditional desktop hardware in the speed stakes, and unlike laptops of old, many boast pixel-perfect displays with stunning colour,…
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Virtual reality could soon help children with autism improve their social skills
Virtual reality has been used to tackle people’s fears, teach doctor’s how to perform heart surgery and now it’s being used to help treat children with autism.Often those who live with autism experience social difficulties, despite having above average intellect, and a new study has revealed VR may be…
Fast Company
Four Ways To Show Respect Without Overdoing It
Here’s what it takes to strike the right balance between being polite and seeming overly deferential. Here’s what it takes to strike the right balance between being polite and seeming overly deferential.It’s normal to err on the side of being respectful, especially if you’re at…
RT – Daily news
Erdogan accuses US of new weapons deliveries to Kurdish ‘terrorists’
Turkey’s President Erdogan has accused the US of supplying arms to Kurds fighting against Islamic State in Syria. Erdogan equated the Kurdish forces with IS militants, and referred to previous cases when American weapons were seized by Islamists. Read Full Article at
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Innovative Water-Gen machine harvests up to 825 gallons of clean water from thin air in a day
You might remember from grade school science class that water vapor is all around us, taking part in a continuous cycle that fills the clouds, lakes, and oceans with moisture. The people at Water-Gen have found a way to draw this moisture out of the air to produce clean drinking water for those who have… – latest science and technology news stories
Toyota develops a new DNA analysis technology to dramatically accelerate improvements in agricultural production
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces that it has developed a new deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) analysis technology called Genotyping by Random Amplicon Sequencing (GRAS) using analytical materials that have been provided by the Kyushu Okinawa Agricultural Research Center (KARC) of the National Agriculture… – latest science and technology news stories
Great white sharks and tuna share genetics that makes them super predators
Despite evolving separately for 400 million years, some sharks and tuna share genetic traits linked to higher metabolism and quick swimming behaviour. – latest science and technology news stories
Farming with forests
In the race to feed a growing population, it is important to consider sustainability. University of Illinois researchers are promoting the practice of agroforestry—the intentional planting of trees and shrubs with crops or livestock—to achieve sustainability goals. A number of practical and policy challenges…
RT – Daily news
House Republicans vote to ban cash transfers to Iran after Obama’s $1.7bn ‘ransom’
Congress has voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill prohibiting any more cash transfers to Iran, after President Obama’s January transaction, totaling $1.7 billion, which he is accused of using as ransom to free American prisoners. Read Full Article at
Ripen Fruit Faster By Putting It In a Paper Bag
You’ve got a lovely pair of avocados on the counter, but they’re not quite ripe yet. If you want to make them (or most fruit) ripen faster, put them in a loosely sealed paper bag.Read more…
The Sweethome
Inner Vision for the Weekend of September 23, 2016
In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision we explore the benefits of setting aside 5 minutes of your day to practice mindful failure, we share what distinguishes seltzer from sparkling water or club soda, and—in a parting thought—demonstrate how to perfectly comb your hair.
The Sweethome
Most Popular This Week
Most read reviews this week: The Best Sheets, The Best Commuter Bike Lights, and The Best Air Purifier. [See all 10 most popular reviews this week.]
Religion And Education Explain The White Vote
What makes white people tick? This question will occupy campaign strategists and forecasters through November. Given that voters of color have, on the whole, decided resoundingly against Donald Trump, the coveted swing voters who will decide this election are overwhelmingly white. This is nothing new,…
Significant Digits For Friday, Sept. 23, 2016
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. 7 percentDonald Trump’s presidential campaign has paid $8.2 million to businesses owned by the candidate and his family, according to an analysis of federal campaign-finance filings. That’s about 7 percent…
The Awesomer
Bandit9 Eve Mk. II
Price: ~$15K  | BuyBandit9 revisits its chrome and curves design for MB&F’s exhibit at M.A.D. Gallery Geneva. Limited to 9 units, each Eve Mk. II started out as a 1967 Honda Supersport. The unibody tank (and seat, and rear cowl) is capped by a beautiful front fairing. More Awesome…
UNIFUN Non-Stick BBQ Grill Mat (3-Pack) + Free Brush $7.99
UNIFUN Non-Stick BBQ Grill Mat (3-Pack) + Free Brush $7.99
Anker 63W 5-Port USB Wall Charger w/ Dual Quick Charge 3.0 Ports $32.99
Anker 63W 5-Port USB Wall Charger w/ Dual Quick Charge 3.0 Ports $32.99
WowWee Miposaur $38.91
WowWee Miposaur $38.91
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Apple Deleting the iPhone’s Audio Jack Is Good News for Marketing Companies
Apple’s much-anticipated decision to nix the headphone jack on its newest iPhone has understandably made a lot of people very angry. But there’s at least one industry that’s jumping for joy over the death of the ubiquitous audio plug: Marketing companies that track your phone’s location and target you…
Discover Magazine
Flashback Friday: Do you look at your poo? If not, here’s why you should.
As a scientist, I freely admit that I inspect my poop every day. And after reading this paper, I’m glad I do. That’s because one of the most obvious signs of colon cancer is a bloody stool, and you can only detect it if you’re looking at your doo-doo regularly. But do most people inspect their poops?…
RT – Daily news
Body cam shows 15yo girl pepper-sprayed by Maryland police during arrest (VIDEO)
Police in Maryland have defended the pepper-spraying arrest of a 15-year-old girl as “justified” after police body-cam footage of the incident sparked protests. Read Full Article at
5 tech trends that have Turing Award winners worried
Technology has considerable potential to make the world better, but those benefits are far from guaranteed. Plenty of downsides can pop up along the way, and some of them have Turing Award winners especially worried. 1. The internet echo chamber “Technology by itself is not evil, but people can…
Physics News
Plant-made antimicrobial peptide targets dental plaque and gum tissues
Protein drugs, which derive from biological sources, represent some of the most important and effective biopharmaceuticals on the market. Some, like insulin, have been used for decades, while …
BBC News – World
EU Commission refuses to revise Canada CETA trade deal
The European Commission says the controversial EU-Canada free trade deal – CETA – cannot be renegotiated, despite much opposition in Europe.
SPACE Zenith Memory Foam Seat Task Chair w/ AirGrid Back $149.99
SPACE Zenith Memory Foam Seat Task Chair w/ AirGrid Back $149.99
Sansaire Steak Aging Sauce
Elevate your steak to taste like an aged cut at home with Sansaire Steak Aging Sauce. No matter the cut, just one tablespoon of this Steak Aging Sauce per pound transforms your meat–giving it the complex flavor of dry aging that you enjoy at renowned steakhouses. There’s no need to pre-marinate, just…
The Gadget Flow
The Future of Transportation Is Here, ATOM FLIYE
ATOM FLIYE is not just a hover board; it is a vehicle that will take you where ever you want, it doesn’t matter if it is on the road or off the road. You have both front and rear lights for safe hovering at night, it also swift it places when you choose to turn your board, so you will always be safe…
The Gadget Flow
FLOVEME General Pouch Wallet Case
Now carry your smartphones together with your wallet essentials simultaneously with the FLOVEME General Pouch Wallet Case. This case is dirt-resistant and is compatible with most popular smartphones out there including the new iPhone 7 series as well as the Samsung phones. You will get this case in various…
The Gadget Flow
S1 Mid Top Sneakers by Hard Graft
Complete your totally unique style with the S1 Mid Top Sneakers by Hard Graft. Made with full grain leather on the exterior and soft calf leather for the lining, these sneakers are part of a limited production of 100 pairs. As fashionable as they are, the S1 Mid Top Sneakers are just as comfortable….
The Gadget Flow
RiotHz – Handcrafted Custom Hi-Fi Earbuds for Everyone
RiotHz is the answer to your dreams. RiotHz is an exclusive, personalized, fully handcrafted, Hi-Fi, custom designed, In-Ear earphones made especially for you. The RiotHz earphones stand out from the crowd and so do you from the moment they snuggly slide into your ears. RiotHz is a set of Hi-Fi earphones…
The Gadget Flow
HÖMDRY – The Perfect Home Hand Dryer
A Hand Dryer is something you always see in public restrooms, but never in a home. HÖMDRY is the first Hand Dryer specifically built and designed for your home’s bathroom or kitchen. HÖMDRY is compact, affordable, hygienic, cordless and environmentally friendly. HÖMDRY can be placed on its base or mounted…
The Gadget Flow
DUOECHO – Hi-Fi Bluetooth Stereo Speaker with Magnetic Design
The DUOECHO is a pair of sleek design stereo speakers with an aluminum body. There are four high-quality speaker drivers for delivering a stunning stereo sound. Their goal is to offer a true stereo speaker setup providing an uncompromising high fidelity stereo experience. Inspired by the simplicity of… – latest science and technology news stories
Can public transit and ride-share companies get along?
In Centennial, Colorado and Altamonte Springs, Florida, residents and visitors can now get a free ride to the nearest train station. The ride is paid for by the local public transit agency, but it’s not a public bus that makes the trip. Rather, it’s a car driven by someone working for ride-sharing companies… – latest science and technology news stories
Ice core analyses indicates atmospheric oxygen levels have fallen 0.7 percent over the past 800,000 years
(—A small team of researchers with Princeton University has found evidence that suggests that the amount of oxygen in the Earth’s atmosphere has dropped by 0.7 percent over the past 800,000 years. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes their analyses of ice core… – latest science and technology news stories
New teacher screening tool can help identify failing kindergarteners early
Kindergarten is an important developmental year for children because they will face many challenges and risk falling behind if they are not successful early in the year. Now, University of Missouri College of Education researchers have developed a one-item readiness test that can accurately predict kindergarteners’… – latest science and technology news stories
Ocean oxygen is key to animal evolution
Scientists have long been puzzled about why complex life forms began to appear some 550 million years ago – three billion years after life on the planet comprised nothing more complex than algae. – latest science and technology news stories
Widespread land-use change and measures to maintain forests, carbon stocks and biodiversity
Deforestation in North and East Kalimantan in Indonesia can be prevented, but only with strict measures such as using underutilised lands and accounting for land tenure and the maintenance of forests and peatlands. Carina van der Laan will defend her PhD thesis on stabilising forests at 23 September… – Interior Design & Architecture Magazine
Creative Apartment in Ukraine Packed with Design Ideas
Svoya Studio completed this creative apartment in Ukraine for a painter and her family.  For an artistic household, the project “Shhh…” had to be as unique as its name.  So, complex patterns, interesting textures, and fun pops of bright color run throughout the space.For example, you enter the apartment…
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Friday Five with Alexander Tochilovsky
Photo by Laura Mircik-Sellers Letter lover Alexander Tochilovsky is a New York City-based graphic designer that divides his time between teaching typography and graphic design at The Cooper Union and curating the Herb Lubalin Studio Center of Design and Typography. Not only is he the co-founder…
IBM shows how fast its brain-like chip can learn
Developing a computer that can be as decisive and intelligent as humans is on IBM’s mind, and it’s making progress toward achieving that goal.IBM’s computer chip called TrueNorth is designed to emulate the functions of a human brain. The company is now running tests and benchmarking TrueNorth to demonstrate…
Command All of Your Electronics With Logitech’s $80 Harmony Smart Control
This seemingly basic remote might not look like much at first blush, but it can actually control eight of your favorite home theater devices, and even turn your smartphone into a universal remote as well.Read more… – Nanotechnology News Feed
Epigem Increases Blood Research Activity
High-tech British micro engineering company Epigem today announced the appointment of new staff member Niamh Kilcawley. Miss Kilcawley, from Dublin, has been appointed as a Marie…
iTranslate 10 review: Offline and voice conversation, but only for paid subscribers
It’s easy to translate between more than 90 languages with iTranslate 10.Overseas travel used to mean burying your head in books to memorize basic words and phrases in other languages, or listening to translations repeatedly from cassettes or CDs. Smartphones have mostly eliminated both methods, replacing… Physics News
Strongest magnetic field trapped in a superconductor is a world record
A world record for a trapped field in a superconductor, was achieved in 2014 by a team of engineers led by Professor David Cardwell.
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Tattoo therapy could ease chronic disease
TunnelBear VPN app now lets you whitelist trusted Wi-Fi networks, claims to be 60% faster
Perennially popular virtual private network (VPN) provider TunnelBear is rolling out a handful of updates to its desktop apps today, with a focus on looks, speed, and security. Rolling out to Mac and Windows users, the most immediately striking facet of the new TunnelBear app is that it no longer sports…
The World’s Largest Elevator Can Lift 6.7 Million Pounds of Ship
There are a lot of logistical problems that pop up when you build a 600-foot structure like the Three Gorges Dam in China’s Hubei province. For example, how do ships navigate the sudden extreme difference in water heights on either side of the dam? That’s an easy one. You just build the world’s largest…
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Every day closer to a new way to orbit
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 22, 2016 Two years after selecting the next generation of American spacecraft and rockets that will launch astronauts to the International Space Station, engineers and spaceflight specialists across NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, Boeing and SpaceX are putting in place the…
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Astronauts given comfort upgrade
Beijing (XNA) Sep 22, 2016 New space lab will be equipped with Bluetooth, better lighting, sound dampening, exercise equipment and other features China’s newest space laboratory, Tiangong II, will provide more comfortable digs to astronauts living aboard than its predecessor, Tiangong I, the…
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NASA, JAXA Focus on Maximizing Scientific Output From Space Station
Houston TX (SPX) Sep 22, 2016 A new program for research cooperation on the International Space Station will enable JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) and NASA to encourage researchers and entities from both countries to mutually utilize experiment hardware between the U.S. and Japanese Experiment…
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ALMA uncovers secrets of Giant Space Blob
Garching, Germany (SPX) Sep 22, 2016 An international team using ALMA, along with ESO’s Very Large Telescope and other telescopes, has discovered the true nature of a rare object in the distant universe called a Lyman-alpha blob. Up to now astronomers did not understand what made these huge…
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Building the Space Launch System’s core stage
New Orleans LA (SPX) Sep 22, 2016 The largest rocket stage in the world is coming together piece by piece at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. Large elements for NASA’s Space Launch System are in production and will be joined together to create the rocket’s 212-foot-tall core stage,…
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World’s first space cold atom clock
Beijing (XNA) Sep 22, 2016 The cylinder-shaped black object bears no resemblance to any ordinary clock, but it is one of the most advanced timepieces ever. It was sent to space with the Space Laboratory of China’s Tiangong-2 on Thursday, becoming the first ever cold atom clock working in space. …
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UK increases investment in Magna Parva in-space manufacturing tech
Leicester UK (SPX) Sep 22, 2016 Magna Parva wins major follow-on contract to build engineering qualification model that will manufacture structures of indefinite size in space The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), through its Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) trading fund, has awarded…
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New Research Collaboration Explores Microbiome of the Space Station
Houston TX (SPX) Sep 22, 2016 More than 200 people have crossed the airlock threshold to the International Space Station to conduct research that benefits people on Earth and the agency’s Journey to Mars. The microbes they brought with them-and left behind-are the focus of a new collaborative research…
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NASA Spacecraft Fly in Record-setting Formation
Huntsville AL (SPX) Sep 22, 2016 Summertime airshows are fun to watch, especially when aircraft fly in tight formation. The sight of airplanes soaring overhead practically wingtip to wingtip is thrilling to behold. Four of NASA’s spacecraft recently performed an equally thrilling maneuver:…
Young Architect Guide: The 6 Projects You Should Say No To
Peter Eerlings is creator of Archisnapper, an intelligent site management app that helps architects create field reports with incredible efficiency — read more here. He also hosts a series of informative articles about technology and business for architects on the Archisnapper Blog, a selection…
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Soldiers won’t be forced to pay legal fees in Iraq & Afghan war abuse cases, MoD insists
British soldiers will not have to cover legal costs over allegations of abuse committed during the Iraq and Afghan Wars after the government announced it would foot the bill. Read Full Article at
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Nigel Farage in running for ‘alternative Nobel prize for European freedom’
Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage is set to speak at an ‘alternative Nobel Prize’ ceremony in Stockholm, organized by the far-right Sweden Democrats, where he is expected to win an award. Read Full Article at Full Feed
Rape Lawsuit Against Trump To Be Refiled, Poland Moves to Ban Abortion, Bad News for 3D Printed Guns: A.M. Links
Files for 3D-printed guns are not protected under the First or Second Amendments, according to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. A new book, Law and Order, offers an interesting photographic glimpse inside prisons in the U.S., Colombia, Uganda, and France. The European Court of Justice’s advocate…
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Ancient marine fossils in the Transantarctic Mountains offer disturbing clues about climate change
Related: Via Popular Science Images via Wikimedia Commons and Reed P. Scherer, Robert M. DeConto, David Pollard, and Richard B. Alley – latest science and technology news stories
Study offers new insights to the Franklin Expedition mystery
A new study by University of Glasgow researchers may give further insight to the deaths of all 129 crew of the ill-fated “Franklin Expedition” of 1845 which was lost in the Canadian Arctic as it attempted to navigate the final link in the fabled Northwest Passage in HMS Erebus and Terror. – latest science and technology news stories
Meteorological versus astronomical seasons
You may have noticed that meteorologists and climatologists define seasons differently from “regular” or astronomical spring, summer, fall, and winter. So, why do meteorological and astronomical seasons begin and end at different times? In short, it’s because the astronomical seasons are based on the… – latest science and technology news stories
Paper highlights the dismal state of dry forests in tropical regions in the Americas
(—A very large team of researchers from South America, Europe and the U.S. has published a paper in the journal Science highlighting plant diversity in neotropical dry forests in the Americas and arguing for more protection of such natural areas. – latest science and technology news stories
Lemur poop could pinpoint poaching hotspots
When Tara Clarke went to Madagascar this summer, she packed what you might expect for a trip to the tropics: sunscreen, bug spray. But when she returned seven weeks later, her carry-on luggage contained an unusual item: ten pounds of lemur droppings. – latest science and technology news stories
Intergenerational gaming helps families connect
Nintendo with Nana? Zelda with Zia? How about Gods of War with Grandpa? – latest science and technology news stories
Panasonic provides a stand-alone photovoltaic power package to off-grid areas in Myanmar
Panasonic Corporation provided the Power Supply Station; a stand-alone photovoltaic power package, to the village of Yin Ma Chaung, a Magway Region of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. The Power Supply Station is installed as part of a CSR effort by the Sustainable Alternative Livelihood Development…
Conrad Shawcross forays into architecture with faceted tower that “defies definition”
British artist Conrad Shawcross has installed a 49-metre-high structure around the soon-to-be built chimneys of an energy centre on Greenwich Peninsula in southeast London (+ movie). (more…)
We Might Have Gotten a Little Carried Away With Physics This Time
Why do you always make a graph in physics lab? It’s not just for fun, there is a reason. Here is an example. The post We Might Have Gotten a Little Carried Away With Physics This Time appeared first on WIRED.
The Earth Awaits Builds a Custom Budget Based on Your City
Your dollar goes further in certain cities, depending on the cost of housing and the cost of living in general. If you’re unfamiliar with an area, you may not know how to budget your life accordingly. The Earth Awaits helps build a custom budget specific to cities all over the world.The tool is free…
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Tulsa Officer Betty Shelby opened fire in ‘heat of passion’
An Oklahoma police officer is charged with first-degree manslaughter as prosecutors say she “reacted unreasonably” in fatally shooting a black man.
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Illegal Wildlife Traders Aren’t Welcome on the Dark Web
Wildlife traders attempting to use the dark web to illegally flog rare and exotic animals are getting flamed by other users, a privacy expert has told Motherboard.Joss Wright, a research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, said that during his research on wildlife trade in anonymous marketplaces,…
Make Amazing Homemade Pretzels With Baked Soda
Old-fashioned pretzels get their distinct flavor and color from lye, a super alkali (basic) substance that might be a little intimidating for home use. Luckily, you don’t have to use the super caustic stuff to make a better pretzel, you just need to bake some baking soda.Read more… Full Feed
Cities Embrace Surveillance State: New at Reason
Little Brother is watching you. Steven Greenhut writes: On Tuesday, Anaheim became the latest in a growing list of California cities to install police-monitored cameras in public places—in this case, three public parks. The impetus: Two years ago, a 9-year-old girl was tragically shot to death…
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Egypt recovers scores of bodies after migrant boat tragedy
A senior Egyptian official says a total of 115 bodies were pulled out of the waters off the Egyptian coast, three days after hundreds of migrants heading to Europe drowned.
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U.S. says ‘aloha’ to country’s first wave-generated electricity
An innovative buoy creates electricity from the movement of waves off Hawaii’s coast Hawaii has always had something of an energy problem. Nearly 2,400 miles off the coast of California, the beach-ringed archipelago has gotten used to paying a premium for oil. Hawaiians have to ship in their fuel, resulting…
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GE pulls the plug on the GeoSpring heat pump hot water heater
Everybody had such high hopes for this, but the consumers had other ideas.
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From digital to biological: Why the future of storage is all about DNA
The same four chemical building blocks behind almost all life on earth could one day be used replace traditional computer storage.
Nintendo orders 10 million NX consoles
Nintendo needs its NX console/handheld/we don’t know exactly what it is yet to be a major hit from launch. Remember the Wii? That had lifetime sales of 101.63 million units. Its successor the […]
Satellite Images Show the Extent of Puerto Rico’s Huge Blackout
Earlier this week, a fire at a power plant in Puerto Rico set off a series of failures across the island’s aging electrical grid. These before-and-after pics from space show what it looks like when 1.5 million customers suddenly lose power. Read more…
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The Cocoon: a biodegradable vessel that nurtures tree growth in harsh and arid conditions
Planting trees and other plants in response to deforestation and climate change seems like a simple act, but in arid conditions, it can be quite a challenge. An international company with headquarters in the Netherlands may have come up with a solution in the form of the Cocoon, a biodegradable vessel…
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This DIY Fog Machine Fits In A Mug
DIY Creep out coworkers with a witches’ brew Halloween falls on a Monday this year, giving you an excuse to celebrate it in the office—with a mini fog machine that fits in a coffee mug. – latest science and technology news stories
Underwater ‘Cystoseira zosteroides’ forests, the Mediterranean algae, threatened by human activity impact
The effects of an intense storm every 25 years could threaten the marine alga populations of Cystoseira zosteroides–an endemic species of the Mediterranean with great ecological value for the biodiversity of marine benthos, according to a new article in the international Journal of Ecology. – latest science and technology news stories
Camera traps reveal extraordinary wildlife
A camera trap survey in one of Africa’s largest conservation landscapes has captured an exciting range of species – from honey badgers and caracals to a hyena holding an elephant’s trunk… – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers expose ‘hidden layers’ in fungi
If we are to tame fungi and optimize their extremely important role in our ecosystem, we must gain a more complete view of their functional abilities. Researchers from TU Delft and Utrecht University have exposed a previously hidden layer of functional complexity in fungi. They publish their findings… – latest science and technology news stories
Cliches about nations govern our actions
Germans arrive at every appointment 5 hours before the scheduled time, all Indians are called Ranjid and have a red mark on their foreheads, the Japanese bow 10,000 times a day, and Americans all speak with chewing gum in their mouths. The list of stereotypes can be as long as you wish, and every country… – latest science and technology news stories
Fundamental researchers offer new ways to sort molecules for clean energy
It’s called the office candy dish problem. You grab a jellybean, but it’s not the flavor you want. Pawing through for your favorites is irritating in terms of time, energy, and efficacy. It also annoys your office mates. In an odd way, it’s the same problem for those in manufacturing, power generation,… – latest science and technology news stories
Opinion: More women are running the world, so why aren’t more men doing the dishes?
Globally, women are triumphing in historically male-dominated areas. 2017 may begin with women at the helm of Germany, Liberia, Norway, South Korea, the UK, the US, General Motors, the IMF, YouTube and possibly the United Nations. Slowly and incrementally, support is growing for women’s employment and… – latest science and technology news stories
Russia? China? Who hacked Yahoo, and why?
Yahoo’s claim that it is the victim of a gigantic state-sponsored hack raises the question of whether it is the latest target for hackers with the backing of Russia, China or even North Korea, experts say.
Solve real problems, provide real solutions
 We love the internet. We love apps. We love the Internet of Things. But most importantly, we love ideas. The accessibility that the internet provides, however, is also what makes it unbelievably difficult for new digital businesses to get off the ground. Read More
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China’s overseas investment at record high
Chinese companies invested a record $145 billion abroad last year which is 18.3 percent more than in 2014. The country overtook Japan to become the world’s second-biggest cross-border investor, after the US. Read Full Article at
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Why Lobster Larvae Harpoon-Proof Their Poo
How do you eat a live jellyfish? Verrrrry carefully — Read more on
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This American Fight
When This American Life signed a deal with Pandora, it amplified a raucous, behind-the-scenes debate over the future of public radio. When This American Life signed a deal with Pandora, it amplified a raucous, behind-the-scenes debate over the future of public radio.This spring,… Physics News
Materials scientists prove 70-year-old tensile deformation prediction
Imagine pulling or compressing a block of soft material—like rubber—equally in all directions. You wouldn’t expect the block to deform much because of the nature of the material. However, in 1948, an applied mathematician named Ronald Rivlin predicted that with the right amount of tensile force, a thick…
The multi-functional Balldur is a Swiss Army lamp
 At its minimalist worst, the Balldur is a cool looking lamp. Smooth wood and ceramic with a bulb that would make Thomas Edison proud, the Balldur (whatever that means) feels like an artifact from a Terry Gilliam movie—and that my friends is a good thing. In some ways, it is also reminiscent of boutique…
The Sound of Fish Talking Is Weird as Hell
Most of us, when we picture life beneath the sea, tend to focus our imaginations on the sights—shimmering schools of fish, predatory sharks, luminous reefs. We seem far less concerned with what it sounds like beneath the waves—which is why you may be surprised to learn that marine life has a lot to…
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Swiss+Tech 20-in-1 Bike Multitool
Price: $15  | BuyThere’s nothing worse than going out for a ride and having your bike break down on you. Be ready for anything with Swiss+Tech’s versatile bike tool, which packs a variety of drivers, wrenches, as well as specialized chain, spoke, and tire repair tools. More Awesome Stuff:…
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Google’s AI is scary good at depicting what’s in your photos
Watch out IBM Watson, Google has its own kickass ‘Show and Tell’ AI and it’s getting pretty damn good at depicting what it sees in photos – and now everyone can use it. Today, the tech giant announced it’s open-sourcing its automatic image-captioning algorithm as a model in TensorFlow for everyone to…
Ease into “Deliberate Learning” with the Five Hour Rule
Deliberate learning, when you set aside time and effort specifically to learn, helps you make progress mastering a new skill because you’ve dedicated time to thinking and reflecting. But finding the time can be tough, so use the five hour rule, where you set aside five hours a week to better yourself,…
Smart’s entire car lineup will have an electric drive option in 2017
 At some point, it’ll probably be commonplace, but as of its 2017 model year, Smart will be the only big car brand that can truthfully claim to offer both an electric drive and a gas-powered option across all of its vehicle offerings. The Daimler-owned maker of pint-sized urban cars will offer an EV…
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Fierce air strikes on Aleppo after Syrian army declares offensive
Warplanes launched some of the heaviest air strikes yet on rebel-held areas of Aleppo on Friday after the Russian-backed Syrian army declared an offensive to fully capture Syria’s biggest city, killing off any hope of reviving a ceasefire.
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STEAL: Ralph Lauren Friends & Family – 30% Off
From now until 10/3 you can save 30% on select items at Ralph Lauren with the coupon code FAMILY. Polo. RLX Golf. Denim & Supply. Hoodies. Tees. Jeans. Boots. Socks. Pins. Jackets. Sneakers. And yes, that 30% code works on some sale items to save you even more money. Check out our favorites: Full…
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UN warns next global financial crisis may include huge debt defaults
If the global economy enters a new economic crisis it may lead to epic debt defaults, according to trade economists at the United Nations. Read Full Article at
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Drones Could Heal Scorched Land After Wildfires
Wildfires have burned almost 5 million acres of woods and grasslands this year. And climate change meanslarger devastation and longer fire seasons, with predictions of scorched land doubling by mid-century.Restoring forests after the smoke clears remains a slow, laborious process, and seedlings can take…
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Will Renault’s all-electric Zoe extend its range enough to join the 200-mile club?
Paris-based Renault began investing in electrification well before many of its rivals. Eager to retain its leadership in the segment, the company has allegedly doubled the driving range of the four-year old Zoe, its first purpose-designed electric car. The updated Zoe will be capable of driving for…
It’s not McLaren Racing, but McLaren Applied Technologies, that Apple is likely lusting after
 When racing cars have only hundredths of seconds between them, in a race where the time to change a tire means the difference between winning and losing (and the impact on millions of dollars in sponsorship), a company gets good at technology. Fast. The data from drivers, cars and engines has to be…
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How to Use iOS 10’s New and Improved Notifications
iOS 10 made quite a few changes to notifications, and how you interact with them. Let’s take some time today to introduce and explore these changes.Click Here to Continue Reading
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Bluetooth beacons improve your smartphone’s tunnel vision
For anyone who has driven into a tunnel while using GPS for navigation, the loss of satellite signal and map guidance can be disconcerting, particularly when trying to find your way to the correct exit. To help avoid the anxiety and inconvenience such a problem can create, an engineer has developed…
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Human neurons implanted in mice plug into spinal cord to help heal injury
Treatments for symptoms of spinal cord injuries may be a step closer, as researchers at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) have transplanted human neurons into mice with these injuries, and found that over time they made new connections in the spine, reducing chronic pain and helping…
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Putin proposes longtime ally as new Duma speaker, calls for urgent session
Vladimir Putin has asked Russian lawmakers to elect Vyacheslav Volodin – the first deputy head of the presidential administration – as the new State Duma speaker. Putin told officials to gather for the first session of the new parliament before October 5. Read Full Article at
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We can fight terror without sacrificing our rights | Rebecca MacKinnon
Can we fight terror without destroying democracy? Internet freedom activist Rebecca MacKinnon thinks that we’ll lose the battle against extremism and demagoguery if we censor the internet and press. In this critical talk, she calls for a doubling-down on strong encryption and appeals to governments to…
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Scientists purify copper nanowires
Cell phones and Apple watches could last a little longer due to a new method to create copper nanowires.
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OWC Drive Dock Dual Drive Bay
OWC Drive Dock Dual Drive BayOWC has introduced a new version of the Drive Dock with USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectivity. The new Drive Dock offers exceptional performance with speeds up to 434 MB/s, two drive bays (each supporting 2.5 or 3.5­inch drives) and an internal auto­switching power supply for use around…
Amazon stock price hits all-time high as it passes $800 milestone
It seems that Amazon’s continuing growth isn’t slowing down. The online retail giant passed a major milestone yesterday as its shares jumped 1.89 percent, moving beyond the $800 mark for the first time and closing at $804.70 per share.
Hillary Clinton’s new ad highlights Trump’s misogynistic moments
Hillary Clinton’s new campaign advertisement is calling out Donald Trump’s lack of respect for women. The Clinton campaign compiled footage of several young girls looking inquisitively at themselves in the mirror, accompanied by a voiceover of Trump speaking negatively about women. With an appeal towards…
Wrangle Your Cords With These Ultra-Cheap Cable Drops
For just $6 (with code N4O8D8ZN), you’ll never have to fish a cable out from behind your desk again. Now that’s what I call a deal.Read more…
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Breakthrough Quantum Cat Experiment Captured on Camera
The paradox of Schrödinger’s cat—in which a quantum cat is both alive and dead at the same time until we check to see which state it’s in—is arguably the most famous example of the bizarre counter-intuitive nature of the quantum world. Now, Stanford physicists have exploited this feature weirdness to…
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Huge DDoS attack takes down popular security researcher’s site
Just a few weeks after helping to bust some of the biggest cyberattack sellers on the web, security researcher Brian Krebs’ popular site, KrebsOnSecurity, has been knocked offline by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. Earlier this week, K…
Get the Perfect Shot Yourself With This $4 Flexible Tripod
If there’s one thing I’ve learned while traveling, it’s that you can’t trust random passerbys to take good photos of you and your companions. Hell, you usually can’t trust them to know what button to push on the camera.Read more…
Keep Chrome Web Pages From Jumping Around on Your Android Device
Android: If you use Chrome on your Android phone, you may have noticed a little quirk when you open a new tab. As the page loads, your pages will jump around. explains how to keep this from happening.As they explain, pages jump around because different elements on the page are loading….
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Here’s How Zuckerberg’s $3 Billion Compares To Total U.S. Scientific Funding
Health The new Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s proposal to ‘cure all disease’ in the next 100 years is very optimistic, if laudable We spend a massive amount of money just on basic research.
An essential MacBook user battery condition guide
Battery technology is improving, but disasters like the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 prove how careful we have to be with the energy stored in these things. There’s a ton of research going on, but while we wait for huge leaps in battery technology here are a few tips to help you stay in control of battery life…
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Egypt migrant boat sinking: Death toll rises to 108
Rescuers says they have recovered more than 100 bodies after a boat carrying up to 600 migrants capsized off the Egyptian coast.
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Iran says it warned away US spy plane intent on overflight
A US U-2 spy plane intending to fly over Iran was chased away by the Middle Eastern country’s air defense troops, an Iranian general has said. Read Full Article at
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Show Off Your Inner Designer with Lexdray’s New Symmetry Collection
They’re also the official suppliers of MLB players across the league. The post Show Off Your Inner Designer with Lexdray’s New Symmetry Collection appeared first on The Manual.
This Discounted Rolling Massager Can Loosen You Up For Leg Day
This well reviewed rolling massager can loosen and warm up your muscles prior to exercise and reduce pain after you workout. If you run over to Amazon, today’s $20 price tag is an all-time low, and about $3-$8 less than usual.Read more… – latest science and technology news stories
Suspected Russian cyberattack targets German parties, media
German security officials say a cyberattack believed to be directed by Russia targeted journalists and lawmakers in recent weeks.
Apple’s iMessage App Store already has over 1,650 apps, majority are sticker packs
 In just over a week, Apple’s iMessage App Store has grown to over 1,650 applications and sticker packs – more than the original iPhone had at launch as well as the 1,000 total that were ready for iPad at the time of its debut, but far less than the 3,500+ the Watch App Store arrived with last year. According…
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Chinese electric bus company plans to take the U.S. by storm
BYD Auto is quadrupling the size of its California plant in an effort to expand into the U.S. market Chinese company BYD Auto is already one of the world’s largest makers of electric busses and trucks. The company’s Lancaster, California, plant currently churns out about 300 40-foot electric busses a…
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A first look at Sony’s full-frame A99 II
In the last year alone, Sony launched three major E-mount cameras, the full-frame A7S II and A7R II, along with the A6300 — all impressive mirrorless models. So you might think it was losing interest in its A-mount single-lens translucent (SLT) seri…
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8 Award Winning Hot Sauces You Can Buy
If you aren’t well-versed in the art of hot sauce, you’ve lived your entire life thinking inside of a Tapatio-stained box. You think of it as nothing more than a fiery stomach ache in a bottle, just waiting for an opportunity to ruin a plate of eggs or make your next bowl of chili unbearable. […]
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Someone Left The Data of 2.9 Million Louisiana Voters Online For No Reason
Someone accidentally left a database of 2,919,651 records of Louisiana voters online, in yet another leak of voter’s personal data. The database contained names, home addresses, phone numbers, what party the voter is registered to, and what dates he or she voted, among other information. The database… Full Feed
The Secret Tool the FDA Uses to Control News Reports About Its Decisions
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), apparently not satisfied with exerting a considerable and often wildly inappropriate amount of control over what people can put in their bodies, has also taken extraordinary and secretive steps to control what sorts of information people can read about the agency’s…
Uber Drivers Are Now Selling Solar Panels During Rides
I hope you like talking to your Uber driver, because things could be getting a lot chattier during rides soon. Geostellar, an online marketplace for solar panels, is testing an unusual sales tactic by enlisting Uber and Lyft drivers to sell panels to riders.Read more…
How cities can to tap into $33B in private funds for innovation
With public infrastructure funding in the U.S. nearly tapped out, a new study says smart city projects could tap into billions in private funds, according to a report by Siemens Financial Services into funding for smart cities. The report found that smaller “SmartStart” projects have the potential…
Facebook’s first get-out-the-vote campaign hits US news feeds – CNET
Starting Friday, Facebook users across the US will see prominent reminders to register to vote.
Tesla takes Michigan governor, other officials to court over sales ban – Roadshow
This comes on the heels of Michigan’s rejection of Tesla’s dealer application.
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IoT, its future and its impact on our lives
A radical change in our lives brought about by the Internet of Things – An overview
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Prefabricated green residential building is slated for Berlin’s new ‘live-work city’
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Logitech Harmony Smart Control w/ App + Simple Universal Remote $79.99
Logitech Harmony Smart Control w/ App + Simple Universal Remote $79.99
How-To Geek
How to Search Your Photos for Specific Objects in iOS 10
In addition to facial recognition and some other nice features introduced in iOS 10, your Photos app also now lets you search for specific objects–from trees to animals to facial expressions–in your photos. Here’s how it works.Click Here to Continue Reading
Digital Trends
Google’s brainy AI caption algorithm goes open source in TensorFlow
Artificial intelligence keeps getting more intelligent. Two years ago, the Google Brain team began employing machine learning techniques to teach a computer how to interpret and caption images. Sure, it won’t win any humor contests for being punny or particularly clever, but if you’re looking for a…
Dell Just Posted the Best PS4 Deal We’ve Ever Seen
Update: Dell has jacked the price up to $350, which is actually still a solid deal, but obviously not quite as compelling. Read more…
Satellite tracking could help locate airliners that go down in remote areas
Technological advancements over the years have made airline travel safer and more convenient than ever. Unfortunately, things like mechanical failures and intentional acts of terrorism are still a very real concern in this day and age.
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Dealmaster: Get a Samsung 4K TV with HDR plus a $250 gift card for $749
Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our partners at TechBargains, we have a number of deals to share today. One of the best is a steal on a Samsung 4K TV—you can now get a 2016 Samsung Series 6 4K UltraHD LED Smart HDTV with high dynamic range plus a $250 Dell gift card for just $749. That’s…
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Hideout Chair
Price: $4800  | BuyWe are absolutely convinced that if we curl up wordlessly in the Hideout Chair from Sweden’s Front design group, no one would ever find us. It’s made from steam-bent solid beech with woven caned sides, and way too sleek to be mistaken for your Grandpa’s wing chair. More…
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The Weekend Agenda
Every Friday we’ll get you hooked up with some solid weekend plans. These are the things we think you should watch, read or do over the next few days.
Terry Jones of ‘Monty Python’ diagnosed with dementia
LONDON (AP) — Terry Jones, one of the founding members of comedy troupe Monty Python, has been diagnosed with dementia. SEE ALSO: ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ recut as a crazy intense drama In a statement released by Britain’s film academy, a representative says the 74-year-old has primary progressive…
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10yo sun-monitoring spacecraft captures awesome images of our star (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Truly awesome images captured by the sun-exploring spacecraft Hinode since it launched a decade ago have been released. Read Full Article at
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Dodging bombs and bullets
Robert Mardini, Middle East Director at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), speaks out against a growing catalogue of attacks on aid workers in the Syrian war.
Following Pandora, iHeartRadio reveals new premium radio and on-demand music streaming
Stop me if you’ve already heard this one: A major Internet radio service is improving its core service and adding an on-demand, Spotify-style product. No, we’re not talking about Pandora—this time it’s iHeartRadio’s turn.The company behind the services, iHeartMedia (formerly Clear Channel), announced…
Above The World
Since the beginning of photography, we’ve been generally tied to one constraint: our feet needed to be on solid footing, whether that be on the ground, on a ladder, or…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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NSA operative might have accidentally leaked its hacking tools
American authorities are still digging into how a set of NSA’s hacking tools landed in the hands of a group called Shadow Brokers who then leaked them online. According to Reuters, they’re now focusing their investigation on a theory that one NSA ope…
This $13 Gadget Repair Screwdriver Can Reach Around Tight Corners
Unlike this week’s earlier gadget repair kit deal , this 54-bit screwdriver kit doesn’t include a suction cup or spudgers, so it’s not ideal for smartphones. That said, it includes just about every bit you could ever need for most laptop repairs, and also a detachable snake attachment for use in tight…
Popular Science
Here Are The 2016 MacArthur Fellows in Science
Science Meet the inventor of the origami microscope and six others who are shaping science and medicine The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced the 23 recipients of its annual fellowship.
Privacy groups call for FTC probe of WhatsApp promises
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should stop mobile messaging service WhatsApp from sharing user data with parent company Facebook in violation of earlier privacy promises, several privacy groups said. The FTC should step in to stop WhatsApp from violating “commitments the company previously made…
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Coffee is severely threatened by climate change
Don’t take your morning cup of coffee for granted. It may not be around in a few decades, according to a new report.
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Just what we needed Dept: Volvo develops bus that honks at pedestrians automatically
It sounds noisy and annoying, but might actually be a very good idea.
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Montenegrin confesses smuggling arms to Paris on eve of November attacks
A Montenegrin caught in Germany with a car full of weapons a week before November’s Islamist attacks in Paris confessed at the start of his trial on Friday to acting as a gun runner, but denied knowing what was planned with the arsenal.
When Does A Presidential Candidate’s Mental Health Matter?
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Get ready for the robotics A-Team
Autonomous mobile robots can accomplish a variety of tasks.
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What Happens When An Artist Thinks Like a Scientist? Better Chicken
The chicken you eat comes from birds that only live for 5 years and are susceptible to disease and inbreeding. Thank goodness Koen Vanmechelen bred a better one.Read More
Pod House
The owners of this existing Victorian house located in Fitzroy North wished to renovate and extend to better cater for their family of 5. The dark, worn 1980’s rear skillion extension was removed and replaced with an open place living ‘pod’. This pod contains the social public domain, a kitchen,…
Ars Technica
Consumer group: Microsoft should compensate unhappy Windows 10 upgraders
Enlarge (credit: Rural Learning Center) British consumer rights group Which? isn’t very happy with the way that Microsoft has handled Windows 10. The group says that Microsoft should compensate Windows 10 users for when the upgrade caused downtime due to software or hardware incompatibility, and…
Today’s Best Deals: Socks, Shoes, SSDs, and More
Amazon sales on socks and running shoes, plus discounted SSDs lead off Friday’s best deals. Read more…
Today’s Best Lifestyle Deals: Topshop, Tommy Hilfiger, Joe Fresh, Barney’s Warehouse and More
Barney’s Warehouse, Topshop bomber jackets, and Tommy Hilfiger shoes and accessories lead Friday’s best Lifestyle deals.Read more…
Inside Science
Fish, Feathers, Fluid, Phlegm and Freaks
Fish, Feathers, Fluid, Phlegm and Freaks Featuring five new stories from the field of fluid dynamics that involve floating, preening, swimming, spitting and sneezing Fish, Feathers, Fluid, Phlegm and Freaks Video of Fish, Feathers, Fluid,…
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Can CRISPR–Cas9 Boost Intelligence?
Not now, certainly, but maybe someday—although there are plenty of hurdles to overcome first — Read more on
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Lenovo, Intel, Synaptics, and PayPal are working to kill passwords on your next laptop
In light of yesterday’s news that over 500 million Yahoo accounts were compromised, it’s clear that we need to start seriously thinking about new security system replacements for passwords. So it’s fitting that Lenovo announced a partnership to bring FIDO fingerprint authentication to its laptops. …
Brilliant homemade recreation of the ‘Jurassic World’ trailer
After a record-breaking release in theatres, Jurassic World (or the trailer, anyway) is now available on smaller screens. With zero visual effects.  Our CineFix series, Homemade Movies, put together this shot-for-shot recreation of the original trailer. Sure, the dinosaurs look a little different. But…
Define ‘bad dude’: The story behind a protester’s strong message
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — Raven Solomon was marching against police brutality here on Thursday, but the words on her sign came from Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Both cities have seen local shootings by police gain nationwide attention in the past week.  SEE ALSO: ‘We will not cover anything up’: Investigation…
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How did plankton end up on top of Antarctica’s mountains?
Enlarge / The Transantarctic Mountains. (credit: NASA/Jim Yungel) Since 1984, researchers have been arguing about what to make of tiny ocean plankton shells sitting atop the Transantarctic Mountains. That is obviously not a place plankton would call home, so how did they get there? And what might…
Why Nintendo chose iPhone over Android
It’s become obvious that Apple has somehow shaken hands with Nintendo in a way that’s brought the first real Nintendo-made Nintendo character game to their platform first. That game goes by the name Super Mario Run, a game which is a mobile-friendly edition of the first several Mario games mixed into…
Coolest Gadgets
Wall Mounted Fireplace keeps the room toasty with grace
When the chill of winter arrives, we are all wont to look for cover and heat. Some of us would like to walk around in a pair of comfortable and warm slippers, while the others might want to crank up the heater a wee bit. If a fireplace is your cup of tea, but you do not want to go through the trouble…
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AT&T sues Nashville in bid to stall Google Fiber
Enlarge (credit: Google Fiber) AT&T has sued Nashville to stop a new ordinance designed to accelerate the deployment of Google Fiber. The lawsuit (PDF) was filed in US District Court in Nashville yesterday, only two days after the Nashville Metro Council passed a “One Touch Make Ready” rule…
Court ruling puts future of H-1B lottery in doubt
The U.S. government’s attempt to stop a lawsuit challenging the legality of the H-1B lottery was rejected Thursday by a federal court judge.The government tried to get this case dismissed on legal technicalities but failed. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon, in Oregon, denied the government’s dismissal…
Game developer Mark Rubin explains how companies should treat big-spending fans
EXCLUSIVE: Mark Rubin worked on Call of Duty games for nearly a decade. He was executive producer for games like Call of Duty: Ghosts, until early 2015. After he left, he experienced that surreal feeling of shifting from being the head of a 260-person game studio to being a fan. Not only did he play…
Maverick Long Range Wireless Dual Probe Thermometer Set $49.95
Maverick Long Range Wireless Dual Probe Thermometer Set $49.95
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New analysis finds way to safely conduct heat from graphene to biological tissues
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The best laptop stands
By Kimber Streams This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer’s guide to the best technology. Read the full article here. If you spend hours every day hunched over a laptop at your desk, get a laptop stand. Paired with a mouse and an external keyboard, a laptop stand can help…
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Financial troubles and lack of inventory spell trouble for Jawbone
Enlarge (credit: Jawbone) It has been nearly a year since Jawbone’s most advanced tracker, the Up4, hit shelves, and the company doesn’t seem to be doing well. According to a Business Insider report, Jawbone didn’t pay its customer service partner NexRep, and Jawbone cut ties with the company shortly…
Elon Musk to share his plan for colonizing Mars – CNET
The CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors predicts a manned expedition to Mars by 2025 and will detail how he plans to do it at a conference this week.
Google’s Daydream VR platform graduates out of beta
Google’s ambitious foray into VR just passed an important milestone. Daydream VR is now out of beta, which means that developers can start getting their apps ready for the platform’s official launch.The only eligible test device so far has been the Nexus 6P, and even that came with the caveat that it…
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French prime minister calls Sarkozy out for ‘Gaulish ancestry’ comments
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls responded late on Thursday to former president Nicolas Sarkozy’s controversial comments earlier this week on the country’s Gaulish ancestry, stating that France was stronger because of its diversity.
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – Front Page
Apple Submits Mystery ‘Wireless Device’ With Bluetooth and NFC to FCC
Earlier this week, we spotted an Apple filing for a nondescript “wireless device” pass through the FCC ID database. Apple characteristically requested permanent confidentiality for most of the documents in the filing, including photos, user manuals, and schematics, so the entry largely remains a mystery….
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Samsung Gear VR gets Xbox One controller support
Gaming on the Samsung Gear VR just got a lot better, as Microsoft has announced that the new Xbox One controller now works with the VR headset.Starting with support for Minecraft: Gear VR Edition, Microsoft is working to roll out compatibility with all current controller-based VR games and ones that…
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Asus’ space-themed gaming PC flies like a rocket, warns when it overheats
Asus has refreshed its G11 gaming PC, and the machine is now available to purchase if you’re on the hunt for a new VR-capable rig.Asus has equipped this machine with enough horsepower to ensure that virtual reality isn’t a problem, and it can also deal with 4K gaming while keeping frame rates nice and…
Big Think
Study: How You React to Facebook Likes Is Linked to Self-Esteem
Have you ever refreshed your social media page, tallying each new like or lamenting that there are none? A new study reveals what that says about your self-esteem and your sense of purpose.Read More
3 reasons self-driving cars aren’t driving public support
Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation released their long-awaited guidelines for automated vehicles. On the same day of release, Obama published an op-ed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, declaring his support for self-driving car technology and stating a focus on automated vehicle safety….
Newswise: SciNews
Science Can Shape Healthy City Planning
A three-part series published in The Lancet and released in conjunction with the United Nations quantifies health gains achieved if cities were designed so that shops, facilities, work and public transportation were within walking distance of most residents.In part three of the series, researchers tackle…
Newswise: SciNews
Study Finds That Wastewater Injections Cause Man-Made Earthquakes, but the Risk Can Be Reduced Through Monitoring
Injecting wastewater deep underground as a byproduct of oil and gas extraction techniques that include fracking causes man-made earthquakes, the lead author of new research from Arizona State University said Thursday
Newswise: SciNews
Scientists Find Twisting 3-D Raceway for Electrons in Nanoscale Crystal Slices
Researchers observed, for the first time, an exotic 3-D racetrack for electrons in ultrathin slices of a crystal they made at Berkeley Lab.
How-To Geek
How to Shop with Apple Pay on macOS Sierra
Apple Pay, once the domain of iPhone and Watch users, has arrived on macOS Sierra. Here’s how to use it.Click Here to Continue Reading
How to search the full text of web pages in your Chrome browsing history with Falcon
Finding a website in your browsing history is easy if you know the title of the webpage or site. But if all you remember is the general topic, things get a little harder to find. There’s a new Chrome extension called Falcon that attempts to solve this problem.Falcon describes itself as a “full text browsing…
iPhone 7 launches in 30 more countries today, Apple Watch Series 2 arrives in 20+, Hermès models now available
Following preorders going live on September 9 and an initial launch in 28 countries on September 16, Apple’s new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus today launch in an additional 30 countries around the world. Apple is also launching its new Apple Watch Series 2, Apple Watch Edition, and updated Series 1 models in…
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santiago calatrava set to integrate new zurich office building with his stadelhofen station
the design seeks to remove many of the bicycles from the adjacent plaza, with an underground storage facility for 1,000 bikes. The post santiago calatrava set to integrate new zurich office building with his stadelhofen station appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Studio Job engraves fossils in flooring for first parquet collection
London Design Festival 2016: skeletons and three-dimensional patterns feature in Studio Job’s new parquet, the first wood products to be released by Italian mosaic brand Bisazza (+ slideshow). (more…)
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You Can Adjust Your Flashlight’s Brightness in iOS 10
The latest iOS update made some big changes to iMessage, but that’s not all Apple updated, of course. One feature you may have overlooked? You can now adjust your flashlight’s brightness level if you have a 3D touch-enabled iPhone.…Typically, iPhone’s flashlight is…
RT – Daily news
Suspect arrested in killing of protester in Charlotte
A suspect has been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting of Justin Carr during Wednesday night’s protest in Charlotte, North Carolina. Carr died on Thursday evening. Read Full Article at
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Report: Apple’s answer to the Amazon Echo inches closer to reality
A new report claims Apple engineers are testing the smart home device outside of Apple’s secretive campus.
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Facebook’s Safety Check was activated by protestors in Charlotte
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed that the company was working on a way for users to activate its Safety Check feature back in August. During this week’s protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, users of the social network employed the feature for…
Probe Of Leaked US NSA Hacking Tools Examines Operative’s Mistake
Joseph Menn and John Walcott, reporting for Reuters: A U.S. investigation into a leak of hacking tools used by the National Security Agency is focusing on a theory that one of its operatives carelessly left them available on a remote computer and Russian hackers found them, four people with direct knowledge…
Google, Microsoft, Salesforce and Verizon are all reportedly interested in buying Twitter
Twitter last October brought back former CEO Jack Dorsey to once again helm the company he helped create. More importantly, they needed him to help steer the ship back on course following multiple miscues.
We Now Know What Caused the Weird Eruptions on Rosetta’s Comet
Image: OSIRIS: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA; NavCam: ESA/Rosetta/NavCam Last summer, something strange happened on Rosetta’s comet. After a period of calm, the comet began erupting, throwing huge jets of comet dust into space before abruptly stopping. Now,…
iOS update 10.0.2 released: here’s what’s new
This morning the first update to iOS 10 was released for all major Apple mobile products. This update will be released to iPhones and iPads in an over-the-air update, meaning users will not need to connect to their notebooks or desktop computers with iTunes to update. This update is relatively minor,… Full Feed
Common Sense Proposal Would Treat Marijuana Like Tobacco in New Jersey
A New Jersey state lawmaker has introduced a bill to legalize recreational marijuana in the state and regulate it like tobacco, making it available at grocery stores and gas stations. State Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll, R-Morris, tells Politico he “never quite understood the allure” of marijuana,…
Jellyfish Air Plants
Give your home a surreal twist with these jellyfish air plants. The set includes three air plants housed inside Alphonse sea urchins that are fitted with clear lines and S-hooks so you can easily hang them to create the illusion they’re magically floating. Check it out $33.36
Multi-Tool Eating Utensil
Carry a drawer’s worth of utensils without weighing your pack down one bit using this multi-tool eating utensil. It’s crafted from 1095 high carbon steel and is fitted with a high quality knife, bottle opener, and spork combination so you can eat comfortably. Check it out $80.00 all content
Flash Physics: Seismic CT scans, an acoustic-hologram dove and a room-temperature multiferroic
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Still not even wrong
Ten years after his infamous anti-string-theory book, Peter Woit thinks the subject is more tangled than ever
Digital Trends
Bioengineered bacteria could be used to 3D print food and tools on Mars
Just like checking your bag on a commercial airline, space travel comes with some pretty big weight restrictions. How big? According to estimates, reaching space costs a whopping $10,000 per pound, which means that every ounce saved has a big impact on the bottom line. That’s where a group of Danish… all content
Knitted nanotubes spin an electromechanical yarn
New fabric could be used in artificial muscles and smart clothing
Design Milk
House as a Rock by Global Architects
In the Westlandse Zoom dunes in the South of Holland, Global Architects were hired to design a minimalist modern house in this beach locale. House as a Rock becomes a sculptural form that materializes out of the dunes just like a rock would, hence its name. A traditional gable roof was…
A look back at peer-review week and particle physicists say hello to Hello Kitty
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4 Questions About Elon Musk’s Plan To Colonize Mars
Space Space is hard, and Mars is even harder Getting to Mars certainly won’t be easy. Here are some of the biggest challenges Musk and others will need to overcome.
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Phaseout of Refrigerants Needed to Meet Paris Accord
John Kerry says carbon dioxide reductions must be augmented with cuts in hydrofluorocarbon use  — Read more on
Microsoft HoloLens: ThyssenKrupp Brings Holographic Technology to the World of Elevators
2016 has been a big year for augmented reality, with games like “Pokémon GO” acclimating ordinary smartphone users to the idea of the digital world spilling over into the real one. This concept, however, is not all fun and games. The German steel conglomerate well-known for its elevator manufacture,…
Urban Utopia: Compagnie des Rues Builds a Transportive Walkway Nestled Among the Trees
French landscape architects Compagnie des Rues have created an elevated walkway to accompany a grove of lime trees in Paris’s business district La Défense. The warm timber boardwalk snakes in and around the trees, creating a tranquil labyrinth for visitors to the arboretum. Situating pedestrians…
This Week’s Most Popular Posts: September 16th to 23rd
This week the Apple news continued with the arrival of macOS Sierra, an update that includes nice, if incremental, improvements. We also looked at expensive home repairs that you can avoid with a little maintenance, dealt with Yahoo’s immense data breach, dove into Google’s new Allo chat app, and more….
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How-To Geek
How to Automatically Free Up Storage Space with macOS Sierra
If you have a Mac that’s always running low on space, macOS Sierra is a breath of fresh air. It includes a new tool that provides recommendations and helps free up space on your Mac.Click Here to Continue Reading
Pyle Audio’s Smart Robot Vacuum rolls out with built-in camera
The list robot vacuums out there seems to be getting longer every day, but Pyle Audio is hoping its new Smart Robot Vacuum can catch some attention in the already crowded space. The Smart Robot Vacuum comes outfitted with a built-in HD camera and supports six different cleaning modes, while also offering…
Pokemon GO Update today: download APK
This morning the newest update to Pokemon GO was released with a couple of feature changes. This is the first update to the game since version 0.37, a notorious release due to its major steps against hackers and game mechanic exploiters. Today’s update goes by version number 0.39, and it includes an…
Monsanto Just Got Access to the World’s Most Powerful Gene-Editing Tool
Agriculture company Monsanto has acquired a non-exclusive global licensing agreement from MIT’s Broad Institute and Harvard to use the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing system. The firm will use it to design and grow new seeds and plants, but there are key restrictions on its use to prevent Monsanto from abusing…
Movie Review: Arrival Is a Scifi Masterpiece You Won’t Stop Thinking About
Arrival is the kind of science fiction film we dream of. It’s got big stars, a bigger concept, and the longer it goes, the more it demands of its audience. The pacing is methodical, the story captivating, and filmmaking beautiful. You rarely have a clue where it’s going—but once it gets there, you won’t…
Katy Perry, Shakira, Priyanka Chopra and more sing ‘Imagine’ for UNICEF
In the song “Imagine,” John Lennon dares to dream of a better world. It’s a vision he shared with UNICEF, the humanitarian organization dedicated to aiding children, which on Friday launched a video of Lennon’s song with voices from around the world. SEE ALSO: How ‘fifth Beatle’ George Martin…
BBC News – World
Charlotte police under mounting pressure to release video
The family of Keith Lamont Scott and newspapers call on the North Carolina police force to release the footage of his shooting by an officer.
Apple adds online retail partner Flipkart in India ahead of local iPhone 7 launch next month
Apple still relies on third-party retailers to sell its products in India, and the company is adding a second online retail partner to help ahead of India’s iPhone 7 launch next month. While the iPhone 7 goes on sale in 30 additional countries around the world today, India is set to kick off iPhone…
Virtual reality fans are disappointed in Palmer Luckey’s secret Trump fund
When you find out the enigmatic 24-year-old who built one of the first commercially viable virtual reality headsets also funds a pro-Trump political action group aimed at spreading anti-Hillary Clinton memes, you may feel like your worldview has shifted a bit. At least that was the response of scores…
Big Think
This New Organization Plans to Develop Vaccines for Epidemics Before They Happen
If we could stop viral epidemics before they happened, tremendous sums of money and lives would be saved. But how do we do it? A new organization called the CEPI was founded this August with a robust answer. Read More
Digital Trends
Novel approach: Ubisoft launches publishing division to produce books in-house
Ubisoft has announced the launch of Ubisoft Publishing, a new in-house book division that will be producing novels based on the publisher’s game franchises. The first of these novels, Assassin’s Creed Heresy, is written by Star Trek and Star Wars author Christie Golden and will be available on November…
Newswise: SciNews
NSU Home to Experts Researching Environmental Impact of Deepwater Horizon Tragedy – Hollywood Blockbuster to Bring Renewed Attention to Oil Spill
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Fiat Chrysler design chief Ralph Gilles questions a self-driving future
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles design chief Ralph Gilles lives in the future, though he’s reticent to share what it looks like. Gilles and I met on a steamy Michigan August day at his spacious office in the Chrysler World Headquarters and Technology Center overlooking the company’s North American headquarters,…
Popular Science
Think Tank Report Warns Of Cyberterrorism In Space
Space Hack (above) the planet! Hacking satellites could cause big problems for people on earth.
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Best 144Hz Gaming Monitor
Best 144Hz Gaming Monitor Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site More hertz is better, right? Well, not always – but when we’re talking about fast-paced FPS games or high-action competitive gaming, a higher hertz rating on your gaming monitor really can make the difference. Hertz is directly related…
New video by Keith Scott’s wife shows his fatal encounter with police
Members of Keith Lamont Scott’s family released new video footage Friday of his fatal encounter with Charlotte police. In the clip, which was filmed by his wife Rakeyia Scott and is just over two minutes long, Scott is seen on the ground after shots were fired, surrounded by officers and police cars….
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Building resilience in conflict affected areas | Limabenla Jamir | TEDxDumas
Limabenla has seen a lot of conflicts all her life. Hailing from an agitated locality, she has practiced to build a resilient society and shares her story of working towards the same. Limaben is involved in education and leadership development, training young people and is passionate about rebuilding…
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Law enforcement may target hate crime by analyzing Twitter
Cardiff University is currently working on a project to let law enforcement scan social media to identify outbreaks of hate crime. According to the Financial Times (subscription required), this $800,000 project is being funded by the US Department of…
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Journalist Hit By Record DDoS Attack: ‘I’m Kind of Like Plutonium Right Now’
On September 20, the news website belonging to security journalist and former Washington Post staffer Brian Krebs started suffering one of the highest DDoS attacks ever measured. After two days of defending against the attack, the content delivery network that hosted had to pull…
Gear Patrol
The New King of Travel Apps, Courtesy of Google
What you need to know about Google’s new all-in-one travel app, Google Trips. …Read More »
RT – Daily news
Lavrov to UN: Important not to let US-Russia agreements on Syria collapse
It’s crucial to avoid the collapse of the US-Russia agreements on Syria, meaning a fair and impartial investigation of the Aleppo and Deir ez-Zor incidents is needed, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at the UN General Assembly in New York. Read Full Article at
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Video emerges of N Carolina shooting
Video emerges of the moment North Carolina police shot a black man, captured by his wife, who is heard pleading: “Don’t shoot him!”
SpaceX investigation suggests helium breach caused its Falcon 9 explosion
 SpaceX has a few answers about what might have caused the explosion of one of its Falcon 9 rockets on September 1. The rocket blew up while going through pre-launch prep on a landing pad, and no one was injured, but SpaceX has had some difficulty figuring out the cause, and shared very little info before… Full Feed
Donald Trump and the Appeal of Political Antinomianism: New at Reason
The burn-it-all-down Trump supporter is engaged in what I call political antinomianism. In Christian theology, an antinomian is a person who believes the moral law is of no use or obligation because faith alone is necessary to salvation. In the current electoral context, voters disgusted with how corrupted…
The Wirecutter
Security Cameras, Ethics, and the Law
If you don’t tell your houseguests that a Wi-Fi security camera is recording everything they do and say, you may be breaking the law. Or you’re just plain rude. It all depends.
The US Army is designing a grenade with selectable explosion modes
The US Army has started work its first new hand grenade in 40 years, which could give soldiers much more control over the explosive effects of their ordinance. The Enhanced Tactical Multi-Purpose (ET-MP) […]
RT – Daily news
‘Desecration’: Protest against bulldozing of Native American burial grounds for Dakota pipeline
Almost 1,300 archeologists, museum directors and historians have signed a letter to the Obama administration protesting the destruction of Native American burial grounds by the builders of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAP). Read Full Article at
Your Favorite Pillow Is My Pillow Classic Series
My PillowFeathers shredded memory foam flew in this week’s pillow fight, but by sunrise on Friday, My Pillow Classic Series had secured the title of your favorite bed pillow.……Yep. I used to buy a new pillow four or five times…
How Do You Beat Jet Lag?
Jet lag can suck some of the fun out of traveling, as your body takes a day or two to adjust to a new time zone. How do you fight jet lag when you travel?Jet lag happens when your built-in body clock is thrown off and has to readjust. There are a few things you can do to minimize the effects: get used…
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Syria conflict: Aleppo pounded as military presses offensive
Warplanes pound the city of Aleppo as Syria’s military presses its new offensive to retake rebel-held areas. – latest science and technology news stories
‘Virtual orchestra’ hits high notes in London
Music fans will be able to immerse themselves into the world of an orchestra thanks to a virtual reality experience launched in London on Friday. – latest science and technology news stories
Report: Germany hacked Afghan firm to help free aid worker
German weekly Der Spiegel reports that the country’s army hacked a mobile phone company in Afghanistan to help free a kidnapped aid worker. – latest science and technology news stories
Drilling down: Scholars offer insights on Deepwater Horizon disaster
The soon-to-be-released thriller ‘Deepwater Horizon,’ which opens in theaters Sept. 30, promises moviegoers a chilling reenactment of one of history’s worst oil rig disasters. Utah State University professor Joseph Tainter will be among those waiting in line to see the new flick, which offers a heart-rending… – latest science and technology news stories
Google gets more time to answer EU charges: official
EU anti-trust authorities have granted US tech giant Google a few extra weeks to answer charges that it has abused its market dominance, an EU official told AFP on Friday.
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new york unveils five proposed designs for its port authority bus terminal
the contest seeks to bring to light ideas and design concepts for a new midtown public transportation hub that can be executed within a complex urban environment. The post new york unveils five proposed designs for its port authority bus terminal appeared first on designboom | architecture & design…
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Here’s what your next Roku streaming boxes will look like
After releasing a cheap, updated streaming stick to great reviews, it was only a matter of time before Roku officially revealed updates for the rest of its line-up. This is not that time. Dave Zatz (who also blew the lid off Roku’s rebranding efforts not long ago) has come through with images and details…
Yosegi Japanese Puzzle Boxes
Yosegi Puzzle Boxes suggest that the best way to dissuade petty thieves and nosy family and co-workers is to make them think. Developed during the Edo Period (early 17th to mid 19th century), these Japanese stash holders require equal parts manual and mental dexterity to open. Artists from Hakone,…
What you should know, and do, about the Yahoo breach
Yahoo’s announcement that state-sponsored hackers have stolen the details of at least 500 million accounts shocks both through scale — it’s the largest data breach ever — and the potential security implications for users. That’s because Yahoo, unlike MySpace, LinkedIn and other online services that…
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Report: Google to unveil smaller, linkable Wi-Fi router at Pixel event
Google’s OnHub router was met with decent reception (heh), but a new report by Android Police indicates the company is looking to announce a new router alongside its upcoming probably-called-Pixel phones on October 4. It will simply be called Google Wi-Fi. The router will almost certainly include some…
Apple Is Getting Ready To Take On Google and Amazon In a Battle For The Living Room
An anonymous reader writes: Siri may soon be making the jump from your pocket to your end table. Apple has been working on a standalone product to control internet-of-things devices for a while, but a new report from Bloomberg suggests that the company has moved the project from a research phase to prototyping….
UPS is testing out its own delivery drones
One of the world’s largest package delivery companies is stepping up efforts to integrate drones into its system. UPS has partnered with robot-maker CyPhy Works to test the use of drones to make commercial deliveries to remote or difficult-to-access locations.The companies began testing the drones on…
SpaceX releases new details about recent rocket explosion
SpaceX engineers are making progress in the investigation of what the company’s founder Elon Musk called “most difficult and complex failure” in the company’s history. Those investigating the Sept. 1 explosion of one of the company’s Falcon 9 rockets have traced the accident to a “large breach in the…
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#HateWhitePeople trends as Congressman apologizes for ‘racist’ Charlotte comments (VIDEO)
North Carolina congressman Robert Pittenger has apologized after stating in a TV interview that Charlotte protesters “hate white people because white people are successful and they’re not.” Read Full Article at
Machine learning could automate screening kids for speech and language disorders
 Screening for language disorders is best done early and often, but it’s not always easy to get the equipment and staff to every kid in a timely fashion. At least a basic level of screening, however, may soon be able to be automated or done at home, if research out of MIT proves reliable. Read More …
Skype Teams expected to launch in January 2017, beta in November
Earlier in the month, we heard that Microsoft was plotting a competitor to Slack under its Skype branding. This new program, Skype Teams, was rumored to borrow a fair number of features while at the same time attempting to improve on the experience Slack offers its users through things like deep integration…
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What if Yahoo hackers have my details?
The BBC’s technology reporter Chris Foxx explains how you can stay safe following the Yahoo hack.
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Uber brings safety selfies to the US
Uber’s security chief is worried about safety on Uber rides, specifically about making sure that your driver is who they say they are. That’s why Joe Sullivan has announced that the firm is bringing i

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